Changing Attitude welcomes the new church guide to the debate about human sexuality

Press Release

Changing Attitude, the national group working for the affirmation of lesbian and gay people within the life of the Anglican Church, welcomes the publication today of ‘Some issues in human sexuality: A guide to the debate’. The guide is a wide-ranging survey which addresses sexual ethics, theology, biblical teaching and gender identity. It acknowledges honestly the widely differing range of opinions held by Christians and expresses the hope that each reader “will be able to reflect on which issues need to be thought about again, and how to engage in the continuing journey of dialogue with others”. (para 9.7.7)

The Revd Colin Coward, Director of Changing Attitude, said today, “The guide will be a useful resource in our continuing work to educate the wider church in the experience of lesbian and gay members. It will only be truly effective when lesbian and gay voices are heard in study groups and synod discussions. It provides a new initiative to the process authorised by the 1998 Lambeth Conference and re-emphasised at the recent Primates’ meeting, that the church needs ‘to listen to the experience of homosexual persons, and…to assure them that they are loved by God and that all baptised, believing and faithful persons, regardless of sexual orientation, are full members of the Body of Christ‘. The bishops need to ensure that the long-overdue discussion now takes place in every parish.”

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Further details from the Revd Colin Coward,
Director of Changing Attitude

Tel: 01380 724908
Mobile: 07770 844302
Changing Attitude
12 Lavender Gardens, Battersea, London, SW11 1DL
Tel: 020 7738 1305
Fax: 020 7738 0584
Email: colin@changingattitude.org

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