Affirming LGBTQIA2S+

Becoming Affirming


The Affirming Program

The Affirming program is a process and recognition for ministries who strive to celebrate Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ people publicly, intentionally, and explicitly. Any ministry of any kind can become Affirming, and within our Regional Council there are many such ministries- with lots of room for growth. Learn more about the Affirming Program on Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble. Scroll down for the latest Affirming news in Northern Spirit.

Affirming Task Group

In June 2019,  Northern Spirit Regional Council voted to begin the Affirming process. Guided by a task group, the Regional Council and its members will discern how our new structure can live into the spirit and practice of being Affirming. Members: Linda McLaren (Chair); Kathy Kinsman; Wilson MacLennan; Louise Rogers; Monica Rosborough; Julie Graham (Regional staff). Please contact the task group through to protect members’ privacy.


Affirming news

Background on Remit 1 and voting on it

Background on Remit 1 and voting on it

Remit 1 proposes a simple but very important gender-inclusive change to the language describing who is eligible to be a minister. Please find here a short resource to help voting delegates and the...

Affirming Pride 2020 Video!

Affirming Pride 2020 Video!

Shylo Rosborough, Affirming coordinator for Edmonton and area, writes, “Please share this video at your services (if able), on your social media, websites, Youtube channels or anywhere! Get the word...

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