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rainbow flag with the words Toronto Conference is an Affirming Ministry

At our recent Annual Meeting Toronto Conference became an Affirming Ministry, in accordance with the program of Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble.  Here’s our vision statement: 

Striving to be faithful followers of Jesus in our time and place, Toronto Conference will continue to remove barriers to participation in the life and work of the Conference and society, committing itself to be open to the Spirit. Resisting all forms of oppression, we welcome and celebrate people of any sexual orientation and gender identity, and those who are marginalized.  

The  Annual Meeting panel discussions on the Affirming themes are available on a playlist here as edited versions of the live stream.  They can be useful as discussion starters, or for anyone who would like to hear them again.  Read the Executive Secretary’s report to the upcoming meeting of Toronto Conference Executive on implementing the Affirming Plan of Action.