Inclusive Faith
behind the site
Inclusive Faith is not an organisation. We are a group of LGBTQIA+ Christians, friends, families, allies and faith leaders, all committed to making NI a safer, more welcoming, more affirming and more inclusive place.
This project grew from a dream that Kirsten Kearney and Pádraig Ó Tuama had several years ago to create an educational resource to help Christians in NI and beyond explore their thinking about LGBTQIA+ lives and faith. They wanted to promote sensitive and nuanced conversation around theology and its practical outworkings in real people’s lives.

Many more people have come alongside to carry this dream. Andrew McCombe, kindly funded by the Rank Foundation, created the majority of the films on this site. Judith Dalzell, Kim Walsh and Gareth Johnston helped Kirsten to create and influence content and direction. The Anchor Foundation, Seedbed Foundation, Circle of Change and The Trusthouse Foundation supported us along the way while Eileen Ryan in the States provided the gift of funding to bring the website to completion. People provided us with their homes, their workplaces and their churches to film in. Many people gave generously of their time, their stories, their experiences and were brave enough to put them on film for others.

Above all, partnerships have been key to this dream. esc films, the Corrymeela Community, Spectrum: LGBT+ Christian Fellowship, Christians at Pride NI, Harbour Faith Community, All Souls, St Georges and many more. Too many to list. All LGBTQIA+ affirming people and spaces, committed to creating positive and hopeful change in NI.

As such there is no-one (wo)manning an email to reply to queries. We would encourage you to take any thoughts, comments or questions directly to the relevant organisation. This website exists to connect and signpost you, and to provide resources for sensitive discussions. We hope that you find it useful. If you want to flag up a technical problem with the site, do however contact us at

We are so proud we have brought this vision so far… but we need support for website hosting and updating to help us spread the word and provide more resources. If you can help support this vital work, please click here to donate (and gift aid it!).