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.
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In the last few years, institutional opposition to the transgender community has increased exponentially. Hundreds of anti-transgender bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the United States. Elected officials are making untruthful and slanderous...
Our inaugural lecture, held on Monday, September 26th at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, is available for viewing below. Our lecturer was the Rev. Dr. Cody Sanders, whose lecture was titled "Strengthen What Remains: Queer Apocalyptic Hope." A...
AWAB Member church, the First Baptist Church of Pottstown, PA, will be hosting a community forum on the dangers of Christian Nationalism on October 2, 9, and 16 over Zoom. More information is below! To register, click here. Christian Nationalism, the assertion that...
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