Welcome to Building Safe Places—For Everyone!
FACING DOUBT: A Book for Adventist Believers ‘on the Margins’ is written for the alarmingly fast growing group Seventh-day Adventists who have doubts about issues of the Christian faith, especially in its Adventist version, and who worry about a number of trends in their church. Read more...
We are an organically developing project dedicated to helping pastors, teachers, administrators, family life coordinators, youth leaders, counselors, and families better care for and support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people in their congregations, schools, and communities. While rooted in the Seventh-day Adventist faith tradition, we hope our resources and support can be helpful to any of you who have found our website.
Our resources include the Safe Places Newsletter, Living Eden’s Gifts Bible study, co nferences, trainings, consultations, an increasing list of pamphlets, books, short videos, and full-length films based on a spectrum of needs we encounter in our contacts.
Building Safe Places—For Everyone began as a conversation with Luca Marulli, a theology teacher at Campus Adventiste du Saleve, France. He shared his desire to have other Adventists with whom he could discuss ways to be supportive of the LGBTI (lesbian/gay/bi-sexual/transsexuals/intersex) people with whom he came into contact. From that request we began our first Safe Places meetings in the Odenwald area of Germany. Each addition to our resources has come as a gift from or a request by people with whom we meet.
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