We stand as faith communities calling for equity in the church and every aspect of life. Much work has already been done and it is right to celebrate this work. Marriage equality was a great step forward as 61.6% of Australians voted in favour. We are now seeing more splits in the church, and while in the natural this appears to be a step back, it is actually God moving the church forward. There will be unity in the Body of Christ but not until every body is welcome and affirmed.

On 17 May we celebrate the significant advances being made to affirm the rainbow community. We commit as a body of believers to continue to champion the cause of Christ in preparing a beautiful bride (the church) made up of many colours, all unique, all wonderful, and all wonderfully made in the image of God. Below is a reflection for all of us to consider during IDAHOBIT