Changing Attitude reveals results of Civil Partnership Survey

Press Release Changing Attitude reveals results of Civil Partnership Survey A survey undertaken by Changing Attitude since the Civil Partnership Act became law on December 21st 2005 has found that 87 couples – 174 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) members of the Church of England, lay and ordained – have registered their civil partnership. […]

Partnered gay man ordained in Dunedin, New Zealand

A partnered gay man, Juan Kinnear, is one of three people being ordained deacon on Saturday 4 November in St Paul’s Cathedral, Dunedin. The Bishop of Dunedin, the Rt Rev George Connor, will ordain the three people, including Juan Kinnear, as deacons of the church, despite pressure from conservatives who say it could split the […]

Presiding Bishop elect Katharine Jefferts Schori meets Archbishop Rowan Williams

rchbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams – hosting a discussion that affirmed the Episcopal Church’s commitment to the shared ministries of the Anglican Communion — welcomed Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold and Presiding Bishop-elect Katharine Jefferts Schori to Lambeth Palace October 27 for a 90-minute meeting described as a “cordial and collegial” exchange. The morning visit, requested […]

Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) plans for Lambeth Conference

Changing Attitude England has received reports from various members of Changing Attitude Nigeria (CAN) which shed light on the dynamics of the Church of Nigeria and their plans for the Lambeth Conference in 2008. The reports indicate that there are mixed feelings and a degree of confusion in Archbishop Akinola’s retinue. He was apparently planning […]

CA England engages with Archbishop Peter Akinola’s arguments

On 15 October 2006, His Grace the Most Reverend Peter Jasper Akinola, the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, spoke at a special thanksgiving service organized in his honour in Abuja by a Christian group known as the Fellowship Christian Patriots (FCP). The Archbishop was being honoured for emerging as one of the […]

Changing Attitude England response to the Kigali communiqué and The Road to Lambeth

The Kigali communiqué published at the conclusion of the Global South meeting and The Road to Windsor document have received widespread coverage and reaction. While many parts of the church are engaged in discussion about the impact of the communiqué on the future of the Anglican Communion, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Anglicans have […]

Letter from the Deanery Synod of the Baltic and Nordic Countries to the Archbishop of Latvia

By Mark Oakley Diocese in Europe The Church of England 20. September 2006 Archbishop Janis Vanags Doma Laukums 1 Riga LV 1050 Latvia Dear Archbishop As Archdeacon of Germany and Northern Europe, within the Church of England´s Diocese in Europe, I have just returned from the Deanery Synod of Nordic and Baltic Countries held this […]

A vote for inclusion – a report from New Zealand

“The cancer needs to be cut out.” So said some who would like to exclude the Episcopal Church of the USA and the Anglican Church in Canada from the Anglican Communion. The Episcopal Church’s consecration of Gene Robinson, a homosexual in a relationship, and the authorisation of blessings of same-sex unions by the Canadian Diocese […]

South African Anglican Church won’t challenge civil unions bill

Cape Town, South Africa Following a recent meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane spoke about the Anglican Church’s position on the Constitutional Court ruling on same-sex marriage that extends the same status, entitlements and responsibilities to same-sex couples as marriage law accords heterosexual […]