Community, Caring, & Belonging
Learning, Growth, & Families
Social Justice & Activism
Pride this year at BJ is a special one. We are taking meaningful action to build a more inclusive, loving, and holy community. We continue to place tremendous value on expanding the definition of “us,” creating a safe place to be, to learn, and to pray.
As we begin our membership season this year, we have expanded the choices for gender identity to demonstrate respect and acceptance to members from our community, or who want to be part of this community, who are transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming, saying you belong here.
We must continue to stand up and speak out for the rights of all. So far in 2021, 17 anti-LGBTQ bills have been enacted into law in states in this country, surpassing 2015 as the worst year for anti-LGBTQ legislation in recent history, according to analysis by the Human Rights Campaign.
So this year, we hope you join us in exploring the resources on this page and thinking about what meaningful change you can make in your own lives and institutions toward building more inclusive communities, no matter how big or small.
Earlier this year, you may have noticed that BJ staff added pronouns to our signatures. Read about why we made the decision to add pronouns.