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Nonbinary Delegate to Germany’s Synodal Way Shares Hopes, Concerns About Process

It‘s a special kind of joy to be connected to other queer people in church in this way. For me, the visibility of other trans and nonbinary people especially gives me hope and renews my conviction that I‘m fighting for the right reasons. Read More

German Bishop Defends Synodal Way

A top bishop in Germany is defending that country's Synodal Way after dozens of bishops published an open letter critical of the process, which has been quite LGBTQ-positive in draft documents. Read More

How Did the German Church Become the Leaders of Catholic LGBTQ Equality?

Over the past few years, members of the LGBTQ Catholic community around the globe have been watching how Germany's church leaders, organizations, and laity are leading the way on progressive measures for LGBTQ equality. Inevitably, the question arises: "How is that happening there when in other places we still struggle?" Read More

Germany’s Synodal Way Advances Documents Seeking Pro-LGBTQ Church Reforms

Delegates of Germany's Synodal Way voted for three LGBTQ-positive texts last week, including calls for the church to bless LGBTQ couples and reconsider teachings on homosexuality. Read More

In Germany’s Synodal Way, Non-Binary Catholic and Bishop Split on Gendered Language

As Germany's Synodal Way again meets today, members are grappling with how the gender binary is effecting both the substance and the language involved in the process. Read More

German Bishop Hopes for Development in Church Teaching on Sexuality, But Is Synodal Way the Source?

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on a working document in the German church's Synodal Way process that was about sexuality and relationships, and which has potentially to significant advance LGBTQ inclusion in the church. Today's post features two reactions to that document, as well as one other story from Germany. Read More

German Bishop Reaffirms His Request for Church Blessings and Civil Partnerships for Same-Gender Couples

A German bishop has reiterated his support blessing same-gender couples and the need for civil recognition of such relationships, too, saying the hierarchy must reconsider its teachings on homosexuality in light of contemporary science. Read More