Purpose of the Coalition

Pride Flag.

The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches is a collaboration of more than 80 churches and other ministries in the Chicago metropolitan area which welcome and affirm people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We have two goals:

  • To spread the message of our members' LGBTQ-inclusion across the Chicago metropolitan area, mindful that a positive message about sexual and family diversity is a gift to all people.
  • To connect the leaders, members, and guests of our partner churches for fellowship and education, enabling support and resource-sharing for the practices of faithful welcome.

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Dignity Chicago

This congregation contributed to the CCWC during 2024!

Our masses are held at Broadway UMC
3344 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657

Mailing Address: 3023 North Clark #237
Chicago, IL 60657




Other Information

We believe that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered Catholics are members of Christ's mystical body, numbered among the People of God. We have an inherent dignity because God created us, Christ died for us, and the Holy Spirit sanctified us in Baptism, making us Temples of the Spirit, and channels through which God's love might become visible. Because of this, it is our right, our privilege, and our duty to live the sacramental life of the church, so that we might become more powerful instruments of God's love working among all people.

We believe that gay men, lesbian women, bisexual women and men, and transgendered people can express their sexuality in a manner that is consonant with Christ's teachings.

We believe that we can express our sexuality physically in a unitive manner that is loving, life-giving and life-affirming.

We believe that all sexuality should be exercised in an ethically responsible and unselfish way.

Dignity is organized to unite gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered Catholics, to develop leadership and to be an instrument through which we may be heard by the Church and Society.

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