The church in defensive mode adopts revolution to avoid evolution

Rosemary Welsh, a member of the CA Facebook group, posted a comment which deserves to be blogged in its own right. Rosemary adds her own creative ideas to yesterday’s blog from me about the Pilling Report and the House of Bishops. Rosemary comments: In some rose-tinted era in the past, the Church might have been […]

How inclusive should the Church be – and am I an evangelical?

Canon John Binns, Vicar of Great St Mary’s, Cambridge, writes in the Church Times about the 83 per cent of those who identify as Anglican in national statistics but don’t come to church, leaving 17 per cent or about one million. The 83 per cent who don’t come to Great St Mary’s are as important […]

Equal marriage, creation, evolution and the new paradigm

We, individual human beings, on different continents, in different cultures and in various communities of faith, are living with dramatically different paradigms, worldviews and attitudes towards the fundamentals of human life and behaviour. Religious and secular values look to be irreconcilable between so many parts of the human global community – Israel and Palestine, Islam […]

Extending marriage to same-sex couples might be redemptive, says Charlotte Methuen

Charlotte Methuen, a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the Church of England, the body responsible for publishing the Man and Woman in Marriage document, has written an article Marriage: one man and one woman? for Our Kingdom, the open democracy web site. Charlotte is a lecturer in Ecclesiastical history at the University […]

The Phenomenon of Man and the eruption of equal marriage

I’m reading Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s The Phenomenon of Man at the moment. I’ve been meaning to read it for over 40 years and have finally got around to it! He wrote the book in 1947 but it was published posthumously after his death in 1955. Rome refused to allow him to publish. In the […]

Bishop of Newcastle condemns African criminalization of homosexuality

The Bishop of Newcastle, the Rt Revd Martin Wharton speaking in House of Lords debate has strongly condemned the criminalization of homosexuality in many countries. Bishop Martin said that on the issue of homosexuality the Anglican Communion was “deeply divided” but insisted there could not be “any grounds for denying the equality before the law […]

The legal status of marriage and equal marriage in the Church of England

Changing Attitude is grateful to a member of the legal team at Church House who has clarified English marriage law as it relates to the Church of England, and helped us understand why the Church disagrees with the way the so-called 4th lock was presented by the Government. It is clear to us that individual […]

Uganda Parliament to adjourn until 2013 without action on Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Andrew Mwenda, former leader of the opposition

Warren Throckmorton reported yesterday that according to Parliament spokeswoman Helen Kawesa, the Ugandan Parliament will adjourn from 14 December 2012 until February 4, 2013. After considering the Accountants Bill, Parliament will begin a Christmas recess with the next scheduled sitting being in the new year. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill will not have a second reading until […]

Statement against the Second Reading and Passage of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2011

Queer Alliance issues this statement on behalf of those we represent to present and voice our concerns against the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2011 We like to note that the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is built on one principle – secularism and not religious indoctrination. The contents of the bill […]