Sacred Worth Papers

Span Dates: 1999-2014
Bulk Dates:
Volume: .3 linear feet


The Sacred Worth records include meeting agendas, promotional materials, flyers, newsclippings, articles, and materials related to the 2014 exhibit Clouds of Witnesses.

Hist/Bio Note

Sacred Worth is a student organization that serves the Duke University Divinity School by increasing awareness of LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and intersex) people in the church. The group was founded in the early 2000s and takes its name from the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church of 2000, which states "Homosexual persons no less than heterosexual persons are individuals of sacred worth." Sacred Worth, sometimes also referred to as SW, is open to all members of the community and seeks to promote understanding of and offer support to LGBTQI people and straight allies through sponsoring discussions, lectures, and other events.

Finding Aid

An online finding aid is available.


This collection is housed at the David Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library 411 Chapel Drive Durham, NC 27708 (919) 660-5822


Methodist (UMC, United Methodist Church) | Activist (religious institutions)