Employment Non-Discrimination

Since 2007, some 80 church workers have lost their jobs in LGBT-related employment disputes.

There have been few legal victories, and even fewer bishops have spoken against these discriminatory actions. But when a firing happens, Catholics have always stood with the church worker who has been discriminated against. Learn more about how you can show support for and prevent future injustices against LGBT church workers.

What You Can Do

  1. Establish an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination policy at your Catholic institution. Find out how to do so here.
  2. Contact your bishop about LGBT church worker justice, and seek a meeting with him to discuss more inclusive diocesan policies. You can find bishop’ contact information here.
  3. Educate yourself about past incidents, legal developments, and how Catholics, including church leaders, have responded. More information is available here.
  4. Contact New Ways Ministry for consultation as well as programs on employment and other LGBT issues. You can contact us here.
  5. Pray for LGBT church workers that their gifts are valued and their pains are heard. You can find a sample prayer here.
  6. Keep up to date with the latest news about LGBT employment issues in the church by subscribing to our blog, Bondings 2.0.
  7. Find out what church teaching says about non-discrimination and civil rights by clicking here.

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