Our FRIENDS sponsor one or more of these long-term projects:
- The ordination of women. Updating www.womenpriests.org (4000+ academic documents in 26 languages; 600,000+ unique visitors a year; supporting sites: www.womendeacons.org and www.equalityforwomen.org.
- Collegial Church authority. A more shared exercise of authority in the Church with accountability of leaders and more responsibility entrusted to the laity; www.churchauthority.org.
- LGTB recognition. Full Church acceptance of gender difference and equality; respecting the dignity and rights of all LGTB persons; support for LGTB relationships; www.ishomosexualitynatural.com and www.thebodyissacred.org.
- Reponsible family planning. International study proving legitimacy of artificial contraception; allowing parents to make their own adult decisions in planning their families; open online university course targeting Catholic leaders in developing countries to explain the ethics of artificial contraception; www.catholicsandcontraception.com; www.familysynod2015.com.
The Wijngaards Institute works to update the Catholic Church by coordinating international research and publishing correct information through our educational websites.
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