Inclusiveness

Trinity Church in the City of Boston.

Trinity Episcopal church (pictured above) dates back to 1733. The building is something to see if you are in Boston.

I’m not a church-goer, and I’m not likely to become one soon, but I don’t have a reflexive hostility to religion. Many on my side of the aisle would have a more favorable view of religion if churches made a real effort at including all people. Trinity provides a model statement on inclusiveness.

Here is the “Statement of Affirmation” from the well-known Trinity Church in Boston:

“Trinity Church of Boston welcomes and honors everyone,. In accordance with our baptismal covenant, we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person, We strive to to include all persons without regard to sexual orientation, race,gender, family configuration, ethnic background, economic circumstance, difference in ability, culture, or age. Our love and acceptance of each other embody our commitment to unity with God and each other in Christ.”