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The Sibyls is a UK-based confidential Christian spirituality group for transgender people, their partners and supporters. It seeks to fulfil the two great commandments of Jesus: To love God and love one another. It aims to:

 

 

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Government Consultation on Plans to Reform Process of Changing Legal Gender

 

The consultation closes on the 19 October 2018

   

PLEASE COMPLETE THE CONSULTATION

 

Consultation

 

 

In July 2018 the Government launched the Gender Recognition Act consultation on how to make it easier for transgender people to change their legal gender on birth certificates.

 

Press Release

 

 

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New Book from The Sibyls

   

 Transfaith

 

A new book by Chris Dowd and Tina Beardsley "Transfaith: a transgender pastoral resource",  published by Darton Longman and Todd

This is Volume 2..... and it is available now.

 

For more information and to order

 

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 Little did Christina Beardsley think when she joined Michelle O’Brien in co-editing the first Sibyls book, This is my body: hearing the theology of transgender Christians’, that it would be Volume 1 of a trilogy. But this is what’s happened! Volume 2 has now been released. Volume 3, will be a very practical, ‘how to do it’ book for churches about making Christian communities safe and welcoming for trans people and their loved ones. It will be published by Jessica Kingsley.

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Diary Dates

 

SIBYLS REFLECTIVE DAY AT THE SISTERS OF ST ANDREW, LEWISHAM

10TH NOVEMBER 2018

 

MY PEACE I GIVE YOU

 

The sessions will be facilitated by the Revd. Simon Buckley Rector, St Anne’s Dean Street Soho London

 

THIS IS AN OPEN EVENT FOR ALL TRANS PEOPLE,
FRIENDS, SPOUSES AND SUPPORTERS.

 

DO ASK A FRIEND OR MEMBER OF YOUR CONGREGATION WHO IS INTERESTED TO COME

 

 Peace, Shalom comes from the root verb shalam, meaning “to be complete, perfect, and full.” Shalom is much more than the absence of war and conflict; it is the wholeness that the entire human race seeks. During the course of the day we will reflect on this Peace, what it means for us, what it means for others, and finding the peace which allows us to be instruments of God’s Love

 

BOOK NOW

 

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GOVENMENT PUBLISHES NEW LGBTI ACTION PLAN JULY 2018

 

The Government has released its new LGBTI Action Plan. It is intending to ban all "Gay Cure" and "Reparative Therapy" approaches

 

Action Plan

 

 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

 

The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the major professional medical Institutions in the UK regarding all "Gay Cure" and "Reparative Therapy" approaches is available here

 

Memorandum

 

NEW LOGO FOR THE SIBYLS

 

Sibyls Logo

 

Many thanks to Robyn Golden-Hahn for creating it. This logo will be appearing on  all new documents and the website

 

 

Sibyls London Evening Meetings

 

Next Meeting  11 October 2018

 

Meet at 6:00 p.m. on the Second Thursday of every second month for a Service at St Anne’s Church, followed by a meal together.

 

THIS IS AN OPEN EVENT FOR ALL TRANS PEOPLE,
FRIENDS, SPOUSES AND SUPPORTERS. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A SIBYLS MEMBER TO COME

 

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St Annes

 

2018 London Evening Meetings

15 February, 12 April, 14 June, 9 August, 11 October, 13 December

All Meetings start at 18:00

 

 

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A CONSTITUTION FOR THE SIBYLS

 

been run as an informal organisation consisting of a group of members, without any structure in place. In recent years, that informality has led to increasing difficulties, as legislation, financial requirements, legal protection, insurance requirements and safeguarding issues increase.

 

As an organisation which needs to protect the confidentiality of its members, provisions for dealing with breaches in confidentiality also need to be put in place.

 

The turnover of the Sibyls is too small for it to be appropriate to formally register as a charity: however having a constitution which clearly defines its objectives in the required way, should enable it to apply to the Inland Revenue so that donations to the Sibyls which are eligible for gift aid may be made.

 

The constitution which has now been written and legally checked (by a QC) can be downloaded by clicking on the link below

    

Constitution

   

This is not a step which has been taken lightly by the Sibyls and it has been resisted for some time. However it is now necessary.

 

The constitution has been written in a way that seeks to make its regulation as light as possible.

 

We will be asking for the constitution to be approved by Sibyls Members. Details of how that will happen, will be made available in due course

 

 

About Us

 

The Sibyls is a UK-based confidential Christian spirituality group for transgender people, their partners and their supporters. We also welcome intersex people.The Sibyls offers companionship along the journey, and information/advocacy to churches.

 

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All who support us are welcome. The Sibyls is an inclusive Christian group. We just ask that you abide by the ethos and purpose of the group and are on the same spiritual journey. No subscription is asked for. No conformity with specific faiths, creeds or doctrines is required.

 

If you need help, or to ask to join, please email us in total confidence at enquiries@sibyls.co.uk

 

 

Sibyls members if they choose can use an email group and a secret facebook group to communicate with each other. For more details

 

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TranschristianUK

 

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An independent Open Forum and Public Facebook Group which is sponsored by the Sibyls to discuss  transgender and intersex matters in the context of Religious Faith

The group is open to everyone who supports its aims, you do not need to be a Sibyls member or have any other involvement to join 

  

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  Latest Sibyls Newsletter  

  

  Medical Misdiagnosis of Transgender Children  

 

 "Condemning Sexual Abuse and Welcoming Gender and Sexually Variant People into the Christian Church” 

   

  "A House Built on Sand?  Gender and Sexual Variant Identities and Behaviour in Christianity and the Christian Church"  

     

 Science and Theology in Gender and Sexual Variation and its Impact on the Christian Church 

    

 No Pope Francis, Gender Identity is Not a Choice 

       

 Sibyls Gender, Sexuality and Spirituality Workshop 

              

  Transgender Perspectives on Marriage  

 

 The Transsexual Person is my Neighbour 

 

  Church Of England Discussions on LGBTI Issues 

 

     Gender Identity Research and Education Society 

    

   LGBTI Anglican Coalition  

 

  Information for General Practitioners on Transgender Issues  

 

   Trans Health Factsheets