Linda Woodhead – why the wider liberal Anglican decline?

Linda Woodhead, Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University, delivered the Inclusive Church 2014 lecture at All Saints Pavement, York, yesterday evening. Linda recently made a notable contribution to the Church Times ‘Church Health Check’ series. Linda’s lecture was excellent and provoked and a really good hour of stimulating and engaging questions. Inclusive Church […]

Prayer in support of the Equal Marriage Bill

Many Anglicans, gay and straight, catholic, middle of the road and evangelical, support equal marriage. Changing Attitude England has joined the members of the LGB&T Anglican Coalition to offer prayerful support for the House of Lords as they prepare to debate the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill on Monday 3 June. This is a decisive […]

We have a Gospel to proclaim!

“God is an intelligible space whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. God is within all things, but not enclosed, outside all things, but not excluded, above all things but not aloof, below all things but not debased. God is supremely one and all-inclusive, God is therefore ‘all in all’” (1 Corinthians 15.28). […]

Energising the C of E to radically inclusive mission and ministry

Clive, Hilary and Tina checking in at McKinsey's front desk

The trustees of Changing Attitude England met yesterday in central London, in a room overlooking Piccadilly Circus. A potential new lesbian trustee also joined us. The landscape in which our campaign for the full inclusion of LGB&T people in the Church of England is being progressed had changed dramatically following the no vote on women in […]

Thirty years on and the House of Bishops Working Group on Human Sexuality begins hearing evidence

Next Wednesday and Thursday, 4th and 5th July, the House of Bishops Working Group is meeting at Church House Westminster for two ‘evidence hearing’ days. Changing Attitude has been asked to attend at 10.30 on Thursday. The Changing Attitude ‘evidence’ will be given by Dr Rob Clucas, Keith Sharpe and myself. Other groups and individuals who […]

Conservative evangelicals threaten to split church, defy bishops and withdraw financial support

Western societies have learnt a great deal in the past century about the way human beings behave and construct themselves in social systems. We have learnt about our capacity for self-delusion and how easy it is for individuals and groups of people to ally themselves with a cause which history reveals to be a gross […]

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 […]

On the Archbishop’s Reflections: A joint statement from groups working together in the Church of England

We have read and reflected upon the Archbishop’s response to the Episcopal Church of the USA “Communion, Covenant and our Anglican Future” and have a number of questions about the consequences of his response. We question whether the voices of those within the Church of England who are or who walk alongside lesbian, gay, bisexual […]

LGBT Anglicans recommit to mutual support and global mission

Press Release CANTERBURY, UK Leaders of seven lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Anglican organizations met yesterday as the Lambeth Conference drew to a close. We recommitted ourselves to the full inclusion of LGBT people in the life and ministry of the churches of the Anglican Communion. We promised to redouble our efforts to work for […]

The Lambeth Witness – Inclusive Church coalition’s daily newsletter

The coalition of groups working under the Inclusive Church banner are producing a daily newsletter for the Lambeth Conference. The Newsletter includes reports of the previous day’s events, information about events for the next day, profiles of our various groups, articles and information about Lambeth. The Newsletter was handed to bishops leaving the morning service […]