Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists
Welcoming & Affirming All People
As the only organization solely devoted to building the Welcoming and Affirming movement within the Baptist traditions, AWAB has a unique call to be The National Voice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied Baptists in the US.
Since 1993 AWAB has been supporting churches in being and becoming Welcoming and Affirming of all people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. We work as individuals, congregations, regional groupings and as a national body to advance the Radical Welcome and Love of God in Jesus Christ through being the Ministry of Reconciliation and building up the Beloved Community where all will be one.
You can help someone come home to love and acceptance today.
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Friend and former AWAB board member Madison McClendon wrote the following prayer that preceded the AWAB Breakfast at the American Baptist Biennial Mission Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday, June 24th, 2023. Strong, handsome, fierce and powerful Mother....
AWAB is grateful to the editors of The Christian Citizen for featuring articles written by AWAB Board members, Staff, and friends. These articles will be featured in our Resource Library for future reference and learning. Links to articles published can be found...
We've created a video of our previously shared Statement of Solidarity for our Transgender and Nonbinary Kindred. Please feel free to share this on social media, with friends, or in your churches. If you need help with this video or would like a copy of the original...
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