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SIGNATORY ORGANIZATIONSAMERICAN COLLEGE OF PEDIATRICIANS Facts About Youth (Facts) is a a project of the American College of Pediatricians, in coalition with other organizations who share a concern for the well-being of all youth. Its purpose is to provide educators, parents and students important science-based information about healthful approaches to youth who may be conflicted about gender identity and sexual orientation. Its intention is to "set the record straight" concerning misrepresentations of science that affirm unhealthy lifestyles as normal behavior. http://factsaboutyouth.com/ ANGLICAN MAINSTREAM UK is the network of organisations within the United Kingdom who are part of Anglican Mainstream's international coalition. Those in the network of Anglican Mainstream are committed to the traditional biblical teaching on marriage, the family and human sexuality. Anglican Mainstream is a community within the Anglican Communion committed to promote, teach and maintain the Scriptural truths on which the Anglican Church was founded. Anglican Mainstream International is a coalition of several Anglican groups including groups in America, Canada, and South Africa. www.anglican-mainstream.net CORE - No. Ireland is a non-profit Christian initiative based in Northern Ireland, which seeks to support men and women with homosexual issues who voluntarily seek change in sexual preference and expression while simultaneously respecting the rights of individuals who identify as 'gay' who do not seek change. Established in 2007, CORE Ministries was established by individuals in Northern Ireland who grieve for those who have been hurt, or discouraged, by notions of Christianity lacking both compassion and discernment. It seeks partnerships with other local churches to further its work towards encouraging the local church to value homosexual strugglers seeking change through their integration into meaningful church life. www.core-issues.org COURAGE, an apostolate of the Roman Catholic Church, ministers to those with same-sex attractions and their loved ones. Courage seeks to resolve conflicting sexual desires in favor of a life of inner chastity dedicated to Christ. With the endorsement of the Holy See, Courage, now with more than 95 Chapters world wide, over 500 persons participating in its ListServs and hundreds of persons per day receiving assistance from the main office and website, has become a mainstream Catholic Apostolate helping thousands of men and women find peace through fellowship, prayer and the Sacraments.
Courage 210 West 31st Street New York NY 10001 NY NYCourage@aol.com 212-268-1010 www.couragerc.net EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL is an educational, information, and resource organization for individuals who wish to overcome homosexual behaviors and diminish unwanted same-sex attractions. Evergreen helps family members, friends, professional counselors, religious leaders, and all others involved with assisting individuals who desire to change. Evergreen sustains the doctrines and standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and welcomes all people who wish to participate in the pursuit of these goals. David Pruden, Executive Director. Evergreen International 307 West 200 South, Suite 3004, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 800-391-1000 Toll free 801-363-3837 http://www.evergreeninternational.org/ FAMILY WATCH INTERNATIONAL is a group whose mission is to: Preserve and promote the family, based on marriage between a man and a woman as the societal unit that provides the best outcome for men,
www.familywatchinternational.org GERMAN INSTITUTE FOR YOUTH AND SOCIETY is a research and informational organization that investigates and evaluates social developments and seeks to develop workable strategies for the future in the areas of areas of family life, marriage and family, gender studies, sexuality, homosexuality, human rights and media. It was founded in 1969.
www.dijg.de HELP 4 FAMILIES is a Christ centered support group that works with people who for people who cross dress or/and have Gender Identity issues. Its members receive and give support in a safe environment for any family member affected by a loved one’s gender identity disorder (wife, parent, sibling, nephew, niece, grandparent, or friend). Their mission focuses on loved ones who want to become or has become a different person - emotionally and in some cases physically. Many describe the pain of losing a loved one to a gender disorder as similar to experiencing a loss of a family member. www.help4families.com HOMOSEXUALS ANONYMOUS began in Reading PA in 1980 by two ex-gays, by Colin Cook and Doug McIntire who adapted the 12 step program, a set of guiding principles developed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), as an appropriate course of action for use in recovery from homosexuality. They were both in the life-style, but found freedom through the development of 14 steps, a part of their program that exists today and is used across the US and into other parts of the world. They believe in traditional Scriptural based upon a Judeo-Christian belief system. They train individuals to begin and lead support groups using a pattern similar to AA. They have twelve traditions and encourage the use of 14 steps in group meetings. Contact: Homosexuals Anonymous Fellowship Services, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, 281-746-0172. 16506 FM 529 Rd - 115 Box 113, Houston, TX 77095. You can learn more by viewing their website: www.ha-fs.org. THE INTERNATIONAL HEALING FOUNDATION (IHF) is a therapeutic organization established to educate and counsel men, women and adolescents about the causes and healing of homosexuality. IHF sponsors Healing Seminars, Teleconferencing Classes, Speaking Engagements and Resource Materials. The foundation has trained thousands of therapists, clergy and individuals over the past fourteen years. Founder and Director Richard Cohen is a psychotherapist, former homosexual and author of the book, COMING OUT STRAIGHT. He resides in the Washington, DC metro area with his wife and three children. Richard Cohen, MA, Director. 301-805-6111 IHF90@aol.com www.comingoutstraight.com THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF REORIENTATION THERAPIES (IIRTH) is a non-profit, professional, therapeutic organization that strongly supports psychodynamic therapy, such as Reparative Therapy, and believes that society as a whole has been victimized by vast misinformation concerning sexuality, and that individuals suffering with SSA have become the victims of biased political agendas. Its primary mission is to train therapists, educate the public in the nature homosexuality, and change, and to offer financial assistance to those who find it difficult to afford therapy. www.iirth.biz JASON - based in Germany, is a Christian fellowship of men and women who have chosen to help each other live free from homosexuality. Its purpose is to support individuals seeking that freedom through weekly group meetings where guidance is received through shared experiences and spiritual growth of others. Healing takes place through a 14 Step Recovery Program established by Homosexuals Anonymous which leads to a new perception of God, self, and the world. While participants are not required to be a Christian and the group defines itself as a non-sectarian self-help group that works inter-denominationally, the JASON recovery program is completely Christ-centered. http://jason-online.webs.com/homosexualsanonymous.htm JEWS OFFERING NEW ALTERNATIVES FOR HEALING (JONAH), an international non-profit organization headquartered in New Jersey, dedicated to educating the world-wide Jewish community about the social, cultural and emotional factors which lead to same-sex attraction. The organization works with men and women feeling unwanted same-sex attractions or any other form of unwanted sexual confusion through a variety of psycho-educational methods, including live support group meetings, E-mail list-serv groups, networking, therapy referrals, experiential weekend programs. JONAH also works directly with parents, relatives, and friends of those with SSA. Elaine Silodor-Berk & Arthur A. Goldberg, Co-Directors.
201-433-3444 Email: email@example.com www.jonahweb.org JONAH INSTITUTE OF GENDER AFFIRMATION - a separate division of JONAH, is a world-wide, non-denominational, full service clinical and educational center working with professionals of many disciplines, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, life coaches, counselors and mentors. One of the Institute's main goals is to empower men, women, and children to heal from past and present wounds, thereby releasing them to live a power-filled life and to fulfill their destiny. The Institute offers individual, family and group counseling, experiential weekends, a Speakers Bureau, community outreach and seminars, educational courses, and an individualized approach to each person which depends upon his/her needs. While sponsored by JONAH, the Institute sets forth as part of its mission to consciously and deliberately works with people of all or no religious faiths because they believe Jews are obligated by their faith to be a light unto the nations while at the same time to avoid proselytizing their own faith's doctrines. email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.jonahinstitute.com NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH & THERAPY OF HOMOSEXUALITY (NARTH) respects and understands that all individuals have the right to choose their own destiny. NARTH offers hope to those who struggle with same-sex attraction. We disseminate educational material, conduct research, and offer a nationwide referral network. Our goal is to provide accurate information and therapeutic referrals to dissatisfied homosexual individuals, to educate the public, and to promote family reconciliation. David Pruden, Director of Operations, 1-888-364-4744 (toll-free), email@example.com. www.narth.com ONEBYONE is a ministry created in 1995 by Presbyterian pastors and lay leaders throughout the United States to educate and equip the church to effectively minister to those who are in conflict with their sexuality. We provide a speaker's bureau, referrals, books, articles and other resources. Rev. Jeff Winter, Chairman of the Board, PO Box 440, Pittsford, NY 14534 www.oneby1.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PARAKALEO is a Christian ministry seeking to uphold Biblical values to the transvestite, transsexual and transgendered person. www.parakaleo.co.uk PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF EX-GAYS AND GAYS (PFOX) is a national organization that supports families affected by homosexuality, advocates for the ex-gay community, and educates the public on sexual reorientation. PFOX supports the availability of information that homosexuality is neither genetic, inborn, nor immutable. PFOX has local chapters across the country. Regina Griggs, Executive Director. Box 561 Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 703-360-2225 email@example.com www.pfox.org PEOPLE CAN CHANGE is a non-profit organization that provides information, training and support for men seeking to overcome and resolve unwanted homosexual desires. People Can Change offers an intensive weekend training program of experiential, inner-healing processes for men who are serious about resolving unwanted homosexual desires. It also offers online support groups and web-based information and resources. People Can Change is run on a volunteer basis by a group of men who met each other in the course of their separate journeys out of homosexuality and now share their experience with others in order to provide guidance, understanding and support to others who seek similar life change. www.peoplecanchange.com POWERFUL CHANGE MINISTRY GROUP (PC) is a national fellowship of 11 Christian African-American led ministries whose goal is to advocate change for same-sex strugglers among people of color. PC believes that the choice to change is a fundamental message of the Bible. PC members work diligently to raise awareness in the Black community on the need for holistic ministry to affected individuals as well as their families. DL Foster, National Coordinator. 404-362-0505 404-326-1414 www.witnessfortheworld.org/ministries.html RENACER is a Mexican based educational outreach organization for the global Spanish-speaking community, including the provision of workshops designed to educate the community. Their principal mission is to provide therapists with a series of resources enabling them to offer ethical and efficient therapeutic processes for their clients. Renacer also seeks to conduct scientific research in order to uncover the causes and advance the treatment of homosexuality. Website: www.renacer.com.mx TRANSFORMING CONGREGATIONS, recognized as an extension of the ministry of the United Methodist Church, it has expanded its reach to include those who identify as Lutheran, Assembly of God, or community and independent churches in the United States and overseas. Transforming Congregations believes that a Biblical understanding of human sexuality is key to an effective ministry of healing, freedom and change for sexual strugglers. Therefore they constantly review and recommend printed resources that would be useful for a church library or for group study and discussion, track and link to web sites that contain helpful ministry information, and established a speaker's bureau. In past years, they have also published educational journals that address sexuality issues in church and culture. RUE FREEDOM TRUST is a Christian support and teaching ministry for men and women in the United Kingdom, who accept the Bible's prohibition of homosexual practice and yet are aware of homosexual tendencies, or struggle with other sexual and relational issues. We also offer support to families, friends and church leaders of those who face these issues in their lives. TfT was founded in 1977 by Martin Hallett and the late Canon L Roy Barker.
Our office is in the North West of England where our staff workers are based. We have Support Groups and Voluntary Workers (men & women) across the UK. We also provide help and encouragement to people overseas through e-mail and correspondence. In addition we have four private e-mail support groups for TfT members - for men, women, wives and parents. True freedom Trust VENSER: Psicologos Cristianos ¿Quiénes Somos? Somos un equipo de psicólogos y consejeros cristianos llamados por la gracia de Dios a "dar buenas nuevas a los pobres, a sanar a los quebrantados de corazón, a pregonar libertad a los cautivos y vista a los ciegos; a poner libertad a los oprimidos, a predicar el año agradable del Señor" (Lucas 4:18,19). A su vez, deseamos utilizar la herramienta de la psicología, filtrándola a través de la Palabra para edificar al cuerpo y alcanzar al perdido. VENSER: Psicologos Cristianos
JONAH: Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing
NARTH: National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality
(Presbyterian) PARAKALEO (Christian, U.K. - Gender Identity Confusion) The Jonah Institute Of Gender Affirmation (Secular, International)
VENSER: Psicologos Cristianos Mexico (Scientific)
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