Statement on Homosexuality in the Cantorate Adopted at the 1991 Convention of the American Conference of Cantors

American Conference of Cantors, Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), January 1, 1991

At their convention in 1991, members of the American Conference of Cantors (ACC) voted and approved a policy statement of acknowledgement that "there are members of the organization who are gay and lesbian, and they be accorded the opportunity to fulfill the sacred vocation which they have chosen." The statement goes on to note ACC is in agreement with the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) "urging cantors, rabbis and congregations to treat with respect and integrate fully all Jews into the life of the community regardless of sexual orientation.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Equality, Homosexuality, LGBT Issues, GLBT Issues, Inclusion, Clergy

Name of Publication: Kulanu: All of Us--A Program and Resource Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusion

Page Number(s): 273

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Genre: Resolution

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Statement on Homosexuality in the Cantorate Adopted at the 1991 Convention of the American Conference of Cantors. Kulanu: All of Us--A Program and Resource Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusion. American Conference of Cantors,Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). 1 January 1991: 273. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7805


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