Church in New Zealand ‘losing the debate’ on gay marriage

Baptist theologian Laurie Guy and broadcaster Ali Mau debate gay marriage on Close Up  Source: Close Up

A Baptist theologian has admitted the church is probably losing the debate on gay marriage in New Zealand. Carey Baptist College vice principal Laurie Guy admitted on TV ONE’s Close Up that it is quite likely Christians will just have to accept gay marriage. He was speaking after a ONE News Colmar Brunton poll revealed […]

Changing Attitude contributes to creative change in the Anglican Communion

Changing Attiude’s groups and contacts in different parts of the Anglican Communion are actively involved in work in response to the listening process and in supporting LGB&T Christians and supporters in places where there is deep hostility and a lack of understanding. Kenya In Kenya, our contact the Revd Michael Kimindu continues to meet senior […]

Auckland Diocese Synod votes for full inclusion of lesbian and gay people in ministry

Jeremy Younger, Coordinator of Changing Attitude New Zealand, has forwarded a report of the meeting of the Auckland Diocesan Synod held on 4 September, 2011. It was a significant day in the ongoing struggle to end discrimination against LGB&T members of the Anglican Church in New Zealand for two reasons. For the first time an […]

New Zealand Bishop rejects charge of “white collar crime”

The Rt Revd Philip Richardson, Bishop of Taranaki

Bishop Philip Richardson’s response to the St Matthew-in-the-City’s petition concerning the Anglican Church in New Zealand’s discrimination against gay and lesbian people – an article for Taonga by Lloyd Ashton. A new petition urging bishops to end their “discrimination” against gays and lesbians misunderstands both church law and the power of bishops to change church […]

Stop White Collar Crime – Petition to the Anglican Bishops of New Zealand

Ask NZ bishops to end their discrimination against gays and lesbians The Wardens, Vestry and Parishioners of St Matthew-in-the-City ask you to consider: For many centuries gay and lesbian Christians have served the Anglican Church in positions of leadership. Most though have hidden their sexual orientation. In recent times however as Western society has become […]

Partnered gay man ordained in Dunedin, New Zealand

A partnered gay man, Juan Kinnear, is one of three people being ordained deacon on Saturday 4 November in St Paul’s Cathedral, Dunedin. The Bishop of Dunedin, the Rt Rev George Connor, will ordain the three people, including Juan Kinnear, as deacons of the church, despite pressure from conservatives who say it could split the […]

A vote for inclusion – a report from New Zealand

“The cancer needs to be cut out.” So said some who would like to exclude the Episcopal Church of the USA and the Anglican Church in Canada from the Anglican Communion. The Episcopal Church’s consecration of Gene Robinson, a homosexual in a relationship, and the authorisation of blessings of same-sex unions by the Canadian Diocese […]

Lambeth Commission meets

Archbishop Robin Eames, Primate of all Ireland, chaired the first full meeting this week of the international Commission on Anglican Structures and Relations set up by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. The meeting in Windsor, England will consider what ways the highest degree of communion and relationship can be maintained given the serious […]