agreed by Council 18/9/2010
The Iona Community, faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ, includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, straight, transgender and intersex people at all levels: as Members, Associates, Friends; as staff and volunteers; and as guests in our centres. We believe that all human beings are made in the image and likeness of God, and we are therefore convinced that there is no reason, theological or practical, to do otherwise. We do not exclude any person from membership, leadership or service on account of their sexuality. As individuals, as an employer, as an organisation, as a movement and as a family, we celebrate the gift of diversity, practise thoughtful hospitality, and work for the creation of places of safety where all may feel welcomed and affirmed.