Archbishop of Canterbury’s response to Church of Nigeria reveals diverse attitudes to homosexuality

In April, Archbishop Josiah Odowu-Fearon was appointed as the new Secretary-General at the Anglican Communion Office. Yesterday, 26 June, the Archbishop of Canterbury published a response to a Church of Nigeria statement concerning Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon’s appointment which had been published on 30 April 2015. The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) statement reminded readers that the […]

Living silence in the context of noise-inducing appointments

The Anglican Communion and the Church of England have created more disturbance and noise in recent weeks, the Communion by appointing the Nigerian bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon as General Secretary of the Anglican Communion and the Church of England this week by appointing Prebendary Rod Thomas as bishop of Maidstone to minster to conservative evangelicals committed […]

Bishop James Tengatenga issues Statement about new Secretary General of the Anglican Communion

The Rt Revd James Tengatenga, Chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, has issued a statement following the many negative reactions following the announcement of the appointment of the Rt Revd Josiah Idowu-Fearon as the new Secretary General of the Anglican Communion: Bishop James notes that: “There is more than one issue to address and while […]

Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon appointed next Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Office

Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon

The appointment of Bishop Idowu-Fearon as the next Secretary General of the ACO has been greeted with strong condemnation from some Changing Attitude supporters on Facebook and people commenting on Thinking Anglicans. Bishop Josiah is being judged and condemned for his anti-gay position. I heard him preach at the Episcopal Church’s General Convention in Minneapolis […]

Church of England Evangelical Council Consultation on Scripture and Sexuality

I had received an invitation to take part if this Consultation some and had said yes. When I received a copy of Dr Martin Davie’s report Studies on the Bible and same-sex relationships since 2003 which was to form the basis of the Consultation, I withdrew my acceptance. Those who wish will be able to […]

Making women bishops in Kenya, the impact on GAFCON and implications for human sexuality divisions

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Archbishop of Kenya with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

The Star newspaper, Kenya, carried an article on 30 December 2014 by Canon Francis Omondi, a priest in the Anglican Church of Kenya. Canon Omondi writes in the context of the recent appointment of the Rev Libby Lane as Bishop Suffragan of Stockport, the first ever woman bishop in the Church of England. He says […]

Living Reconciliation: Nothing about us without us

I’ve begun to read Living Reconciliation, written by Canon Phil Groves, Director of the Continuing Indaba project for the Anglican Communion and Angharad Parry Jones, who was the Communication and Resource Manager for the project. The book has a Foreword written by the Archbishop of Canterbury: Reconciliation is the heart of the gospel. The book […]

When LGBTI Anglican voices achieve unprecedented power

Rebecca Solnit wrote in The Guardian, Tuesday 30 December, about the unprecedented power women’s voices assumed in 2014. She asked why the issue of violence against women has finally come to the fore. Why has something that’s long been tolerated become intolerable – or rather, why are the people for whom it’s intolerable finally part […]

The year we began to marry

The year twenty-fourteen saw a slow but further transformation of people’s attitudes towards Church of England teaching about homosexuality. Some individuals and couples have become more fearless, putting their faith in God and their love for their partner above the unloving, fearful teaching and dogma of the Church. People are rejecting the authority of bishops […]

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 […]