Outubro de 2020 (Fortaleza – Brasil) – Das muitas formas de manifestar o “ser cristão”, a ICM seguiu pelo caminho da acolhida e do diálogo. Realizando trabalhos diaconais com moradores de rua, e com forte atuação junto à comunidade LGBTQI+, vem caindo na graça de famílias de Norte a Sul do Brasil. Para conhecer um pouco mais os trabalhos desenvolvidos pela ICM, suas práticas e fonte norteadora, fomos conversar com o reverendo Francisco Ferreira Júnior, responsável pela ICM Fortaleza.
October 2020 (México – Querétaro) – “Puentes de luz, es un espacio espiritual incluyente que pertenece a la Fraternidad de Iglesias de la Comunidad Metropolitana (ICM), que en el mes de la libertad (septiembre) en México, realiza por primera vez en Querétaro, la primer boda espiritual de dos mujeres que se unen para conformar una familia diversa, en compañía de sus familias y defensores/as de derechos humanos como invitados especiales”.
October 2020 (U.S. – Texas) – “We’ve been targeted twice because we’re saying something that’s true and that people disagree with,” said Pastor Troy Threash of Resurrection MCC.
September 2020 (U.S. – New York) – “All of us must self-examine to find the hidden obstacles to our own spiritual growth,” said Rev. Jim Mulcahy, a Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) pastor….”
August 2020 (U.S. – North Carolina) – While St. John’s serves anyone in the community, regardless of their identity, Haywood says that added stressors of the pandemic have caused an increase in the numbers of LGBTQ people they are seeing throughout the day….
2020 de Agosto (Montevideo, Uruguay) – Fernando Frontán ha sido pionero en varios rubros…. En 2006 se convirtió en el primer uruguayo abiertamente gay en ordenarse como pastor de la protestante Iglesia de la Comunidad Metropoliana….
July 2020 (U.S. – Texas) – “Gibbs had been part of Resurrection [MCC] for almost 40 years, since she looked in one day and saw a room full of mostly gay white men — a home, and also a challenge. She was a young lesbian raised in the Missionary Baptist church, and Resurrection became a place to find her calling and to help build a large, racially diverse, politically engaged congregation.”
Julho 2020 – (Brasil) – No Paz e Bem, uma conversa com a reverenda Ana Ester, ministra ordenada pelas Igrejas da Comunidade Metropolitana. Ana Ester é jornalista e teóloga, mestra e doutora em Ciências da Religião. Na conversa, uma apresentação reflexiva sobre seu percurso pessoal, a descoberta da sexualidade divergente e relação da sexualidade com a igreja. Uma breve história das Igrejas da Comunidade Metropolitana, que Ana Ester apresenta como a primeira igreja inclusiva do mundo.
July 2020 (U.S. – California) – ABC7 presented “LA Pride 50th Anniversary Celebration….guests include grand marshal [MCC founder] Rev. Troy Perry as the community grand marshal….
July 2020 (U.S. – Florida) – The Native American spiritual practice known as “prayer ties” will be incorporated into a multicultural, nondenominational “Vigil of Remembrance, Justice, and Commitment” that will be held at the Church of the Trinity MCC in Sarasota Wednesday night in response to the death of George Floyd….
July 2020 (U.S. – Minnesota) – The Rev. DeWayne Davis, a North Side resident and pastor at All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church, said the violence is a culmination of long societal neglect of minority communities and lost confidence in law enforcement.
Junio 2020 (Cuba) – Ejerciendo un ministerio que ella misma define como “radicalmente inclusivo”, Elaine Saralegui Caraballo es la primera pastora autorizada en el país por la Iglesia de la Comunidad Metropolitana (ICM).
May 2020 (U.S. – North Carolina) – Five days a week, St. John’s MCC serves hot meals to people experiencing homelessness and keeps its building open as a day shelter…Due to the coronavirus, the meal program has expanded to include to-go, drive-through and delivery meal services. The regular program continues to operate, with additional sanitation measures in place….
April 2020 (U.S. – New Jersey) – “I can’t afford to stay home, especially when transgender people of color don’t have access to their means to live,” said Sergio Mato, full-time worker at MCCNY….Right now, MCCNY is using everything in their power to assist in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Março de 2020 (Brasil -São Paulo) – Pastora, Alexya Salvador pertence à ICM (Igreja da Comunidade Metropolitana), congregação evangélica que destoa de outras vertentes por ser aberta à comunidade LGBT.
March 2020 (U.K. – Brighton) – On Sunday Rev Michael Hydes [senior pastor at The Village Metropolitan Community Church] is to lead what could be the first e-communion of coronavirus-struck Britain.
February 2020 (Australia – Brisbane) – Dr Williams spoke out about the controversial legislation at the religious discrimination rally in Brisbane this month….Dr Williams said he is a Christian and also regularly attends Brisbane’s inclusive Metropolitan Community Church.
Fevereiro de 2020 (Brasil – São Paulo) – Jacqueline Chanel, líder religiosa e fundadora da ONG Séforas….”Sempre ouvi em igrejas fundamentalistas que igrejas inclusivas eram coisa do demônio. Mesmo assim, fui por curiosidade. Chegando lá, encontrei um público de pessoas LGBTQI+, e o pastor cumprimentava um por um com um abraço antes da oração. Quando ele começou a pregar falando como Deus era bom e amava todos sem fazer distinção, eu pensei: finalmente encontrei um Deus inclusivo, um Deus que acolhe….”
January 2020 (U.S. – Maryland) – The Resting Place is a program created by New Light Metropolitan Community Church to help the homeless population in Hagerstown, Maryland….“The blessing for us is just meeting them where they are and see a smile,” said Reverend Deb Coggin pastor of New Light Metropolitan Community Church.
|29th Annual Bayard Rustin Breakfast to Honor LGBT People of Color Working to End HIV/AIDS||Rainbow Times||Massachusetts (U.S.)|
|A Sure and Steadfast Anchor of the Soul||Lavendar||MInnesota (U.S.)|
|Anxious? Yes. But Not About My Son’s Wedding.||New York Times||Missouri (U.S.)|
|Brighton pastor speaks out against ‘ignorant’ and ‘prejudiced’ Church of England civil partnerships statement||Brighton & Hove Independent||Brighton (England)|
|Colorado’s Desperate Need for Court-Appointed Special Advocates||“5280||Colorado (U.S.)|
|Delco Food Project stepping up to help fight food insecurity||WPVI||Pennsylvania (U.S.)|
|Food pantry offering drive-thru during coronavirus pandemic||KSN||Kansas (U.S.)|
|Gov. Rick Scott showed heart after Pulse shooting. Now, four years later, LGBTQ community needs his help | Opinion||Sun Sentinel||Florida (U.S.)|
|Homosexuality and the Bible study set March||Cape Gazette||Delaware (U.S.)|
|It’s not easy to believe in a god when people tell you God doesn’t like us’||WAtoday||Petersham (Australia)|
|L.A. Pride at 50: ‘In the beginning it was about visibility. We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it.’||Los Angeles Times||California (U.S.)|
|LGBTQ Youth Shelters Strained By Coronavirus Crisis||GCN||New York (U.S.)|
|LGBTQ+ church collection supports Brighton HIV charity with bathroom staples||Brighton & Hove Independent||Brighton (England)|
|Loosen The Bible Belt: Ep. 10: Steve Pieters||Loosen the Bible Belt||U.S.|
|Más redes voluntarias contrarrestan la covid-19 en Cuba (More voluntary networks counteract covid-19 in Cuba)||Inter Press Service en Cuba||Havana (Cuba)|
|MCC Detroit and COVID-19: ‘God Isn’t Going Anywhere and Neither is MCC Detroit’||Between the Lines: Pride Source||Michigan (U.S.)|
|New Light Metropolitan Community Church is having a shoe and boot drive for the homeless||Herald-Mail Media||Maryland (U.S.)|
|Outdoor service at the Church of the Trinity MCC in Sarasota will incorporate the Native American tradition of “prayer ties.”||Herald Tribune||Florida (U.S.)|
|Pastor responds to message spray painted on church: `to tell you the truth, I`m excited about it` (VIDEO)||WTVR-TV Richmond||Virginia (U.S.)|
|Preaching a Message of Love for All||San Antonio||Texas (U.S.)|
|Proyectos LGBTI en Cuba articulan iniciativas frente a la covid (LGBTI projects in Cuba articulate initiatives against covid)||Inter Press Service in Cuba||Matanzas (Cuba)|
|RELIGIOUS FREEDOM – A CLERGYMAN’S RESPONSE||Star Observer||Sydney (Australia)|
|Rev. Terri Steed Pierce and Joy MCC took the door off the church and the church to the streets||The Community Paper||Florida (U.S.)|
|Sunset vigil honors George Floyd||Houston Chronicle||Texas (U.S.)|
|The Quad-Cities LGBTQ community is celebrating today’s Supreme Court ruling, but say ‘we still need to change hearts and minds’||Dispatch-Argus||Iowa (U.S.)|
|THE UPSTAIRS LOUNGE: REMEMBERING ONE OF NEW ORLEANS’ MOST HORRIFIC TRAGEDIES||VERY LOCAL NEW ORLEANS||U.S.|
|Wichita Falls Metropolitan Community Church takes to the road to deliver food to those in need||Times Record News||Kansas (U.S.)|