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Integrity, USA announce plans to reduce staff

Integrity, USA announce plans to reduce staff

From an announcement at Walking with Integrity, the Integrity USA blog

Integrity USA today announced that it will reduce its workforce as part of a plan to align the organization’s resources with its missions and goals. This action will be noted by the departure of Integrity’s full-time employees, Executive Director Vivian Taylor and Development Director Sam Peterson.

“I would like to sincerely thank all of our departing employees and recognize their important and valued contributions to Integrity,” said Matt Haines, President of the Board of Directors for Integrity. “While this decision by the Board of Directors was extremely difficult, aligning and managing our limited resources is a critically important priority in our efforts to remain faithful stewards of Integrity.”

 

It also remind supporters that, in Integrity’s eyes, their mission has not been completed with the growing acceptance of same-sex blessings in the church but that it has shifted.

Despite some sentiments in the Episcopal Church that the battle over marriage equality is done, Integrity recognizes that much of its work remains and that the mission remains as important as ever.

It continues;

Moreover, much of the discrimination against LGBT people has shifted. Integrity is committed to encouraging the Episcopal Church to stand up against so called “religious freedom” legislation, discrimination against transgender people, the continuing disproportionate number of LGBT youth who are impoverished or driven to suicide, and the dismaying lack of support offered to LGBT women and people of color.

 

posted by Jon White

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JC Fisher

When I was first considering graduate school (in religion) I came across the Irish School of Ecumenics (I ultimately did not go there). They had this memorable motto, based upon John 12:24 (and also John 3:30), “We flourish in order to perish.”

I believe that is what is happening here, w/ Integrity (and w/ integrity!). God bless Integrity’s work, and bring it ultimate success, to advance equality for ALL God’s Children, as part of the coming of Christ’s Kingdom.

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