Julie Withers: Reflections from the North West (2nd – 4th Sept 2015)

I’m not sure what I expected but nothing could have prepared me for the Shared Conversations held in Cheshire between 2nd – 4th September.  The conversations and this reflection are governed by the St Michael’s Protocol so that no names or affiliations are provided. The joining information showed that we would have a tight and […]

Dan Grayson: Reflections from the North West (2nd-4th Sept 2015)

NOTE: The Shared Conversations were governed by the St. Michael’s House Protocols. It is under these Protocols that this reflection is written, and so names and affiliations have been redacted to protect the innocent. ​Earlier this year, I received an invitation from the Bishop of Manchester to take part in the North West Regional Shared […]

Study shows acceptance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people slowly increasing in Nigeria

Press release: 30th June 2015 New poll finds familiarity helps build understanding and acceptance of LGBT people LAGOS – A new poll conducted by NOI Polls in partnership with Bisi Alimi Foundation and The Initiative for Equal Rights in Nigeria, has mapped awareness, perception, and acceptance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual, people and same-sex relationships […]

Vacancy: Voluntary Treasurer for Changing Attitude

Changing Attitude Treasurer – Job Description Main tasks To reconcile the bank accounts. The vast majority of transactions are regular donations which arrive in the current and Paypal accounts each month from donors who have set up standing orders. This is done fortnightly and it takes an hour or two, donations from new supporters, should […]

Grace and Disagreement guide to conversations lacks personal experience

Letter to the Church Times and Church of England Newspaper 6 March 2015 Sir, There is a fundamental ingredient that is entirely missing from the Grace and Disagreement handbook and reader for the shared conversations. It is the witness and experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people who are already integral to […]

Minority of bishops voted for the Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage

The Church Times Review of 2014 published on January 2, 2015 revealed that 22 bishops abstained when the House of Bishops voted on the statement of Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage at the meeting on February 13, 2014. The Pastoral Guidance was issued on 15 February 2014. One bishop voted against the statement bringing the total […]

GAFCON Primates write to the Archbishop of Burundi accusing him of betrayal

The Gafcon Primates have written a letter to the Archbishop of Burundi, Bernard Ntahoturi, Chairman of CAPA (the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa). They accuse him of betraying the faith by attending a “Transformation Through Friendship” meeting organised by The Episcopal Church at the General Theological Seminary in New York City from October 8-10, […]

CA England writes to the Archbishop of Canterbury

The Director and trustees of Changing Attitude England wrote to the Archbishop of Canterbury on 28 November 2014 expressing our concerns about the appointment of bishops in England and the homophobia and violence visited on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Africa, supported by members of the Anglican Communion. We have not yet received a […]

Lord Fowler: the Church of England should be totally in favour of equal rights for gay people

Lord Fowler, former Health Secretary in the Thatcher government who launched the Don’t Die of Ignorance campaign in 1987 was interviewed on yesterday morning’s Radio 4 Sunday programme in a segment about World AIDS Day. He was speaking yesterday evening at St Anne’s Soho and is giving a major speech today. He has just published […]