More Good News from Around the World: Reform Jews Supporting the Transgender Jewish Community

Reform Jews Supporting Transgender Jews

Some time ago I posted a similar article regarding new developments among the Reform Jewish community and their attitudes and beliefs with regards to transgender persons of Jewish faith.  As Jerusalem hosted an annual Pride parade event, reports of violence against LGBT persons of faith were released to local and national and world media.

Jerusalem may be considered the center of fundamentalist and conservative or ultra-orthodox religion and theology, there are signs that more progressive denominations and socially aware and more open and affirming religious communities are recognizing the spiritual needs and spiritual rights of LGBT persons of faith.  As human rights groups and civil rights and equality groups and organizations continue to raise awareness to the cause of ending discrimination and violence against the LGBT community, religious leaders are re-evaluating their positions and firmly held beliefs with regard to welcoming LGBT persons to their places of worship as full members of their congregations.

Participants take part in an annual gay pride parade, before an Orthodox Jewish assailant stabbed and wounded six people, in Jerusalem on Thursday, police and witnesses said July 30, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Cohen - RTX1MGZA

Participants take part in an annual gay pride parade, before an Orthodox Jewish assailant stabbed and wounded six people, in Jerusalem on Thursday, police and witnesses said July 30, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Cohen – RTX1MGZA

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About Rachel Conlin McLeod

Transgender activist, Christian at First Baptist Church in Willimantic, Connecticut. B.A. in History and Social Sciences, B.A. in Sociology Freelance writer, tutor, research assistant Loves hockey, ballet, women's gymnastics, and Bible studies.
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