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Our Affirmation of Inclusion

We Believe

Saint Dymphna Church, along with the Orthodox Community of Saint Brigid, and our Covenant Intercommunion Partners, labor for an atmosphere of inclusion amongst all members.


† We welcome all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability, income, or political beliefs since Christ commanded us to Love Thy Neighbor.


† We love and respect our transgender and non-binary siblings in Christ as we value all humankind just as Jesus embraced everyone into His fold, we too embrace everyone to be one in our Community.


† We include, guide, and support those who have traditionally been marginalized by religious organizations.


† We will always purposefully maintain an atmosphere of universal reverence, compassion, and sincerity towards all humankind.


† We believe in an all-inclusive world where people of all different lives, faiths, and beliefs can have humble relationships knowing we are all created in the image of God.


† We believe that discrimination has no place in our Community and that diversity heightens cohesiveness in our civilization.


† We denounce hatred of any kind, especially anti-LGBT bigotry, intolerance, xenophobia, prejudice, racism, sexism, and all discrimination.


We encourage an environment of purposeful inclusion, an environment where all can feel protected, cherished, and allowed to form meaningful relationships with each other. We, who seek to proclaim the Gospel to each generation, in the power of the Holy Spirit to allow all people to recognize the love of Christ.


We treasure the array of humanity, a diversity of differences in age, sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective. We believe in a Monastic Community that welcomes, accepts, and serves all people in the name of Christ.

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