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City of Refuge United Church of Christ

Address   8400 Enterprise Way
          Oakland, CA  94621
Voice     (510) 633-6316

The seed for City of Refuge UCC grew from a small group of mostly gay and lesbians Christiansí deep desire to have a worship space that resembled the churches of their youth, but contained none of the toxic theology that was so often present in those spaces. Specifically the group desired a church that would (i) not be adverse to female clergy; (ii) welcome same-gender- loving and transgendered people; (iii) take seriously Jesusí commitment to social justice; (iv) value and welcome all people regardless of their race or social status; and (v) and be accountable to its members. After a year of intense contemplation, study and prayer, this visionary group founded the City of Refuge in 1991 to live out these ideals.

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This entry's contact information was last verified in July of 2018.

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