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.

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 Multirude 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.

LGBT+

Interfaith LGBT+ conversations between Ruth Wilde and Khakhan Qureshi.

Beyond Inclusion conversations between John Bell and Nick Bundock.

Bible Bash podcast by Peterson Toscano and Liam Hooper

Alex Clare-Young, URC minister and trans rights campaigner’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

Briefing by Christina Beardsley and Susan Gilchrist on the CofE affirmation of baptismal faith with trans people

Support and resources for young trans people from Mermaids and Gendered Intelligence.

Disability, Neurodiversity and Mental Health

Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism website

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 is worth a read.

MIND is a good charity to look up on mental health.

Young Minds and Kooth are also good on mental health and specifically targeted at young people.

Sheldon Hub – on mental health and ministry.

Ethnicity

IC’s own Black Theology series from 2020 on YouTube.

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)

Black theologian Anthony Reddie’s blog

The About Race podcast by author of ‘Why I’m no longer talkign to white people about race’, Reni Eddo-Lodge.

More…

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

Simon J Cross – the website of the innovative writer and inclusive Christian Simon Cross

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