LGBT Anglican Coalition Rejoices at Los Angeles Consecrations

The LGBT Anglican Coalition rejoices that Diane Bruce and Mary Glasspool will be consecrated as bishops in Los Angeles on the 15th May. The Revd Diane Bruce and the Revd Mary Glasspool were each elected by large majorities of the laity, clergy and bishops of the Diocese of Los Angeles. Subsequently, their elections were confirmed by clear majorities, both of the bishops with jurisdiction in The Episcopal Church of the United States and of the standing committees of that church’s dioceses. We rejoice that two more women will become bishops in the Anglican Communion. We send them our congratulations and welcome them as bishops with the many gifts that each will bring to the church.

The Archbishop of Wales’ statement about the Uganda Bill

The Archbishop of Wales, Barry Morgan, a patron of Changing Attitude, has issued a statement, via his press office: “Whatever one’s standpoint on same sex relationships, the private members motion for an Anti Homosexuality Bill in Uganda is unacceptable. It could lead to the legitimising of violence against gay and lesbian people which is totally against […]

LGBT Anglican Coalition Press Release – Los Angeles and Uganda

The LGBT Anglican Coalition warmly welcomes the election of two new suffragan bishops for the Episcopal diocese of Los Angeles, and notes: * that the election has been carried out with a close regard to the norms and constitution of that church; * that its transparency contrasts favourably with the still opaque processes by which […]

Open letter to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and the Bishop of Los Angeles

Dear Bishop Katharine and Bishop Jon, We congratulate you and the people of the Episcopal Church on the electoral process which has led to the election of the Revd Canon Diane Jardine Bruce and the Revd Canon Mary Douglas Glasspool as Suffragan Bishops of the Diocese of Los Angeles. We are aware that the process […]

English and Welsh Roman Catholic bishops say Equality Bill redefines who can be a priest

Catholic News Service – Simon Caldwell The Catholic bishops of England and Wales said they could be at risk of prosecution under a proposed law unless they accept women, sexually active gays and transsexuals as candidates to the priesthood. They made their claims in a briefing for Catholic members of the House of Lords, Britain’s […]

Evangelical Alliance in Ireland Supports Civil Unions Bill

Lifesitenews Evangelical Alliance Ireland has issued a statement saying, “The government is seeking to legislate for greater justice and fairness for co-habiting couples, both same-sex and opposite-sex couples. As Christians we should support that stance.” The Alliance said that the bill “does not directly challenge the traditional understandings of marriage in Ireland.” “Same-sex couples are […]

Chicago Consultation Asks Archbishop to Reconsider Statement and Silence

Chicago Consultation asks Archbishop to Reconsider Statement and Silence The Chicago Consultation issued this statement today from its co-convener, the Rev. Lowell Grisham: “For weeks the Archbishop of Canterbury has been silent as the Ugandan legislature considers making homosexuality a crime punishable by death. Lambeth Palace has let it be known that it was working […]

India – Theological Roundtable on Churches’ response to Human Sexuality

Message to the Indian Christian Commuities We, the participants of the Theological Roundtable on Churches’ Response to Human Sexuality jointly organized by NCCI, SCEPTRE, CISRS, and SCMI, who are engaged in different ministries in Church and Society as Bishops, Church Leaders, Theological Educators, Research Scholars, Professional Counselors, Lawyers, and Activists with different sexual orientations, after […]

L.A. Episcopal diocese elects Rev Canon Mary Glasspool as bishop suffragan

The six-county Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has elected the Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool, canon to the bishops of the Baltimore-based Diocese of Maryland, to the office of bishop suffragan, in which she is called to assist Bishop Diocesan J. Jon Bruno in ministry to the region’s 70,000 parishioners. Glasspool, 55, was elected Dec.5 on […]