Changing Attitude Ireland instrumental in lesbian appointment to advisory panel

  Last year the Church of Ireland’s General Synod set up a select committee on sexuality to enable “the listening, dialogue and learning process on all aspects concerning human sexuality in the context of Christian belief to continue”. The select committee was appointed after a after contentious debate in 2012 when Synod passed a motion […]

Vote on whether to allow same-sex-couples to legally marry in Irish Republic to be held mid-2015

The Guardian reports that government of the Republic of Ireland is to hold a referendum in mid-2015 on whether to allow same-sex marriage. This year the country’s constitutional convention recommended changes to allow same-sex couples to marry and have the same legal rights as the rest of the population. Dr Richard O’Leary, the chairperson of […]

Changing Attitude Ireland marked IDAHOT

Changing Attitude Ireland (CAI) marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, 17th May, with events in churches around Ireland. On Friday 17th in Newry, Co. Down at 8.30pm, at St Catherine’s church, Dominic St, there was an evening for IDAHOT of reflections and sacred songs, co-hosted by the Newry Rainbow Community and CAI. On Sunday in […]

Changing Attitude Ireland active in equal marriage campaign

The combined votes of the Democratic Unionist party and Ulster Unionist party in the Stormont Assembly helped defeat a Sinn Féin motion to create marriage equality for gay couples in Northern Ireland backed by the SDLP, Alliance and the Green party yesterday. The defeat of the proposed bill is likely to be challenged in both […]

Changing Attitude Ireland comments on the election of the Most Revd Richard Clarke as Archbishop of Armagh

Canon Charles Kenny the Secretary of the Church of Ireland pro-gay group Changing Attitude Ireland congratulated and extended its good wishes to the Most Revd Richard Clarke on his appointment as the new Archbishop of Armagh. Canon Kenny expressed his hope that the new Archbishop of Armagh will engage with the Church’s gay members with […]

Church of Ireland General Synod to debate controversial motion today

On Thursday the General Synod was due to debate three motions presented by the Archbishop of Dublin, Michael Jackson, liberal, and the bishop of Down and Dromore, Harold Miller, conservative evangelical in an attempt to demonstrate a unity of purpose. Immediately after the first motion re-affirming the church’s teaching that marriage is only between a […]

One Gay Invited To Church of Ireland Homosexuality Conference

400 members of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland will gather this weekend in County Cavan for a conference on homosexuality, but only one of them is officially gay. According to the programme notes ‘Andrew’ a civil partnered man brought in from France will speak, alongside ‘Jonathan’, brought in from England, who has […]

New book on homosexuality and the Church of Ireland

The Ven Gordon Linney, Dr Richard O'Leary, Lady Brenda Sheil and Canon Ginnie Kennerley at the launch of the book "Moving Forward Together: Homosexuality and the Church of Ireland"

At the launch on 7th February in the Good Book shop, Belfast, of “Moving Forward Together: Homosexuality and the Church of Ireland” guest speaker and leading Church of Ireland lay woman Lady Brenda Sheil called on members of the Church to make time to study and reflect on the issue of same-sex relationships. She said […]

Church of Ireland two day homosexuality conference takes place in relaxed manner

A private two-day Church of Ireland conference in Co Cavan that aimed to discuss the issue of homosexuality has passed off in a relaxed manner, it has been reported. Although there has been an often heated debate within the denomination in recent months on the subject, archbishops and an independent delegate agreed yesterday that the […]