Category: Pastoral Statements

On New Religious Movements Within the UCCP

On New Religious Movements Within the UCCP

To download the statement, click here. —— I. IntroductionIn compliance to the 2006 General Assembly mandate calling for a consultation and study of the phenomenon of New Religious Movements (NRMs), the UCCP Faith and Order Commission (FOC) and the Commission on Church Unity and Union (CCUU) together with the General Secretary and the incumbent bishops […]

On Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns

On Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns

What is LGBT? This is primarily a matter of the sexual or gender orientation of the person, where a woman may feel, act and think like a man (lesbian), and where a man may think, feel and act like a woman (gay) or adopt both orientations (bi sexual), or one who may have actually undergone physical change in order to fully transform into one’s own sexual or gender orientation (transgender). Society generally views this group as a kind of aberration, something that goes against the accepted, regular norm of the society. Thus, this is a group that has been experiencing rejection, ridicule and even harassment and bullying from some sectors of the society.