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 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 […]

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 […]

Church Times nails the challenge to homophobia in the Church

This week’s Church Times has an editorial about the new church guidelines on homophobic bullying in schools commending their existence as much as their content. After years of clumsy official statements (e.g. Resolution 1.10 from Lambeth 1998), it is good to read: “Pupils may justify homophobic bullying because: they think that homosexual people should be […]

Archbishop of Canterbury interviewed by BBC Radio Nottingham and Pink News

The Archbishop of Canterbury was interviewed for BBC Radio Nottingham by Sarah Julian in an interview broadcast on Sunday morning. It can be heard for the five days from Sunday beginning 2 hours 9 minutes 32 secs into the programme. Sarah Julian asked him a series of questions based on Canon Jeremy Pemberton’s marriage to […]

Stark choices face the Primates and Bishops of the Anglican Communion in 2014

As a poisoned Christmas present to the people of Uganda, the Ugandan parliament, at a non-quorate session, passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in the week before Christmas. Its legal legitimacy has been questioned. The bill now goes to President Yoweri Museveni to be signed into law. Museveni has said he will review the Bill carefully before deciding […]

Is Pilling going to recommend the blessing of gay relationships?

A conservative blogger claimed yesterday that he had confirmed from a number of sources what the Pilling Report is going to recommend. The final draft is ready and it will propose that the Church of England introduce some form of liturgy that will bless same-sex relationships. There is absolutely no doubt that this is what […]

GAFCON II and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Sermon

Peter Wanyama, a member of the choir at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi and a member of Changing Attitude Kenya’s committee, heard the Archbishop of Canterbury preach on Sunday morning. Here he conveys his own impression of the sermon and notes the content of collect, asking questions about the intended meaning. Peter reports: The Global Anglican […]

GAFCON 2 and the presence of gays

This week the GAFCON 2 Conference is taking place in Nairobi. It’s good that Anglicans from many different parts of our Communion are gathering to worship, pray and study together. It’s sad that they are gathering around an attitude towards LGB&T people which fails to live into God’s unconditional love which is God’s gift in and to all creation.

Revolution in the air – bishops develop new narrative about LGB&T people

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s dramatically evolving stance towards LGB&T people revealed in his comments at the Evangelical Alliance’s headquarters last week have been reinforced by the bishops of Gloucester, Worcester and Dudley (soon to be Manchester). Changing Attitude believes this is an organised re-framing of thinking by the bishops with the full encouragement of the Archbishop […]