Clergy from New Covenant Community Church, a More Light Church in Bloomington/Normal, IL, formed a leadership team for a public healing event with other
area clergy. They read policy statements from denominations not supporting LGBTQIA+ folks (past and
current) and apologized for those statements, seeking forgiveness. Clergy and other spiritual leaders sat
at tables with those in attendance and encouraged sharing about how some have been harmed by the
church for their policies. After acknowledging these wrongdoings, they read statements of
denominations who are now inclusive, and continued the table talk, encouraging healing and education.
Susan was especially pleased to share the current PCUSA policy on ordination and marriage, as it was an
issue she and Bob have been fighting for since their own ordination.

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