The "Chicago Consultation" emerged from the December 2007 "Full Inclusion" consultation hosted by Seabury-Western Seminary in Evanston, Ill. The meeting gathered some 50 leaders from the Episcopal Church and the wider Anglican Communion to discuss ways to include gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Christians more fully in the life and leadership of the Church.
The group’s principal focus is on strategies for advancing the inclusion on GLBT people in the sacramental life of the Church while resisting further discrimination, particularly as the Communion prepares for the Lambeth Conference of Bishops (a once-every-ten-years gathering of all Anglican bishops) in July-August 2008 and the General Convention of the Episcopal Church (the national decision-making body of the Episcopal Church) in summer 2009.
To strengthen the movement toward the blessing of same sex relationships.
To advance the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians in all orders of ministry.
To strengthen the Anglican Communion’s witness against racism, poverty, sexism, heterosexism, and other interlocking oppressions.