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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bishop of Worcester says attitude to gays is in need of rethink

The Rt Revd Dr John Inge, Bishop of Worcester

The Rt Rev Dr John Inge, the Bishop of Worcester, has added his voice to the Bishop of Gloucester and the Archbishop of Canterbury in comments made to the Worcester News. He said the church should “reflect deeply” on the fact that many youngsters believe its attitude to homosexuality is wicked, adding that the Most […]

Archbishop of Canterbury says homophobia has to be eradicated from the Church

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury spoke at the opening of the new headquarters of the Evangelical Alliance yesterday. The Telegraph and Guardian reported his extensive remarks about same-sex marriage and the way gay and lesbian people have been treated. The Evangelical Alliance didn’t include them in its own report. The Archbishop knows this is […]

An evolutionary worldview

Some years ago I came to realise what was perhaps already obvious to others – that I am a contemplative activist. Last weekend it further dawned on me that I am a contemplative activist evolutionary. Reading Evolutionaries: Unlocking the spiritual and cultural potential of science’s greatest idea by Carter Phipps is what finally helped the […]

Dreams and challenges we all (and especially the House of Bishops) have to face

Following the House of Lords debate on the Marriage (same sex couples bill) when Lord Dear’s motion was decisively defeated, dates have been announced for the committee stage – Monday 17th, Wednesday 19th, and Monday 24th June. A number of amendments have been tabled, some by members of the House of Bishops. If I was […]

Romans 1 – a question for Justin Welby

I’m writing a blog about yesterday’s Equal Marriage debate in the House of Commons, but first, because it’s a key text for Christian conservatives and because it’s in the lectionary today, some thoughts about Romans 1. I wonder how often those who use Romans 1.26 – 27 as the key text in support of their […]

Changing Attitude part of Coalition group meeting Archbishop Justin

The meeting of 6 members of the LGB&T Anglican Coalition at Lambeth Palace with with Archbishop Justin Welby was good and  positive for the six of us representing the Coalition groups, if inevitably cautious and careful. It was a first meeting, an opportunity for the nine people present to talk briefly about ourselves and our […]

LGB&T Anglican Coalition meeting with Archbishop Justin Welby

Six members of the LGB&T Anglican Coalition are meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace tomorrow, Thursday. I’m representing Changing Attitude. The other five, representing with me all 8 member groups of the Coalition are Tina Beardsley, Mike Dark, Jeremy Marks, Savi Hensman and Clare Herbert. The goal of the meeting, agreed between […]