The Diocese of Ohio is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion represented in the United States by The Episcopal Church.
The Episcopal Church of Ohio ministers in our Church and in our communities in many inspiring ways.
The Episcopal Church has a rich legacy of inclusion aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being. Further, we believe that the gifts of God are expressed by all people in our church, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. We believe that God loves us all – no exceptions.
In response to the recent slate of legislative and judiciary decisions that had great potential to limit protections against LGBTQ+ discrimination, The Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry said, “I believe deep in my soul that God is always seeking to create a world and a society where all are loved, where justice is done, and where the God-given equality of us all is honored in our relationships, in our social arrangements, and in law.”
“Our hearts break when people are hurt by the church, marginalized by the church, and told they are not worthy of God’s love as they are,” stated the Rt. Rev. Anne B. Jolly, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio.
That heartbreak is especially powerful when decisions are made regarding practices and policies to limit the full expression of who God created each of us to be, rather than to focus on the unconditional love of God.
We joyfully celebrate the diversity of God’s creation. Together, we continue to affirm the dignity of every human being, and the presence of God in relationships and expressions that show the fullness of God’s creative love.
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