Liturgy and Hymns
Inclusive Church has prepared a resource pack that can be used as materials for services of dedication and thanksgiving following a civil partnership or same-sex marriage.
The Methodist Church has also produced guidance and resources for same-sex marriage. It is now legal to marry in a Methodist Church, if that church has applied for a licence.
In terms of inclusive prayers, hymns etc, we would also recommend worship resources from the Iona Community and Wild Goose publishing, anything by June Boyce-Tillman, but especially the hymn book ‘A Rainbow to Heaven’, and the book of hymns by women composers by Multitude of Voyces, who are also planning to publish an inclusive hymnal.
Reading, podcasts, videos etc
Here are some good websites, blogs, videos etc relating to the work of IC. This list is always being updated. If you think of something that should be added, please contact the National Coordinator.
Interfaith LGBT+ conversations between Ruth Wilde and Khakhan Qureshi
Beyond Inclusion conversations between John Bell and Nick Bundock
Bible and Homosexuality website by Revd Dr Jonathan Tallon
Bible Bash podcast by Peterson Toscano and Liam Hooper
Alex Clare-Young, the URC minister, trans rights campaigner and IC trustee’s website
EQUAL’s recommended book list for LGBT+ equality
Queer Grace – Christian LGBT+ online encyclopedia
Transforming church – a resource on trans identity by Hereford Inclusive Church
Welcoming and affirming transgender people – resources by Christina Beardsley on OneBodyOneFaith’s website.
Briefing by Christina Beardsley and Susan Gilchrist on the CofE affirmation of baptismal faith with trans people
Resources from Stonewall
Disability, Neurodiversity and Mental Health
Recommended reading on disability and neurodiversity (from the 2019 Disability Conference)
Website of resources on Dyslexia from Edinburgh Chuches Together
Ann Memmott’s autism blog
Mental Health Matters resources
MIND is a good charity to look up on mental health
Sheldon Hub – on mental health and ministry.
ADDittude magazine – information and articles on ADHD.
IC’s own Black Theology series from 2020 and 2022 on YouTube (browse the IC videos to find).
Anti-Racism Resources from the Student Christian Movement
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit from the Methodist Church
Articles by Delores S. Williams on Womanist theology (Black feminist theology)
Leading Black theologian Anthony Reddie’s website
The About Race podcast by author of ‘Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race’, Reni Eddo-Lodge.
Research from Durham University/ the Methodist Church on the link between church growth and inclusion
Church Action on Poverty’s ‘Church on the Margins’ video reflections
Via Media News – inclusive evangelical news and blogs
Thinking Anglicans – inclusive Anglican news
Invisible Women is worth a read – on dangerous bias against women in all areas of life, including medicine
CRC Online – thanks to a grant from the Jim Cotter Trust, CRC has been able to build and launch an insightful and inspirational new website of theological and spiritual resources
Our friends at the Swedish Lutheran Church have a project called We House the Future and have made a film with English subtitles about their work.