This document explains some of the journey St. Andrews took to creating inclusive language.
At St. Andrew’s we are proud of our continuing efforts to be more inclusive. It was back in 1999, after much exploration and discussion, that the Session of St. Andrew’s decided that we will use inclusive language in all events and services that take place here. Additionally, it was decided that we will not make use of “feudal” language when referring to God, Jesus or humanity in general. Here are some answers to common questions about this language decision.