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Welcome Is Not Enough

Jamie Arpin-Ricci
3 min readApr 12, 2022

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Recently, while advocating for Christian churches to do the hard work to make their communities equitable and safe, a friend gently chided me to acknowledge all the good that was happening. They asserted:

“I see a lot of churches working really hard to welcome everyone!”

On one hand, they are right. There is more awareness and momentum in the wider…

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Jamie Arpin-Ricci

Jamie Arpin-Ricci is a bisexual author & activist with more than 25 years experience living at the intersection of faith, sexuality, and justice.