The defensive attitude of the Lords Spiritual to Equal Marriage

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will receive its Second Reading in the House of Lords next Monday, 3 June. Lord Dear, a crossbencher and former HM Chief Inspector of Police, is expected to lead the opposition to the Bill in the House of Lords on a motion tabled by him. He told The Times that he […]

Canadian, American and African bishops meet for fourth Consultation

Eighteen bishops met in Cape Town, South Africa from 2 to 5 May for the fourth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue. Michael Ingham of New Westminster, Canada and James Tengatenga of Southern Malawi, both friends of Changing Attitude England, were present as well as bishops from South Africa, Burundi, Zambia, South Sudan, Ghana, Canada and […]

Dean of St Mary’s Cathedral Glasgow issues invitation to gay and marginalised Catholics

The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, Dean of the St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, has issued an open invitation on his blog for anyone who wants to be able to worship in a church “where gay people are welcomed and not marginalised” to worship at the cathedral at 10.30am tomorrow. Kelvin says he and some of […]

Episcopal Church Welcomes Transgender People

July 9 was a historic day for the Episcopal Church as it declared that gender identity and gender expression are not reasons for excluding someone from the discernment process for ordination, nor from any other activity or lay position in the Church. At its triennial General Convention in Indianapolis, the church House of Deputies approved […]

Women who changed the Church

Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves

I now have many impressions of America and of the Episcopal Church after attending General Convention 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. One of the most striking is the way people are so positive, not only about their Christian faith, but about being members of the Episcopal Church. Time and again I’ve heard people say, ‘I love […]

A Sacrament of Love : a statement by the third meeting of Anglican Bishops in dialogue

A Sacrament of Love: Our Continuing Testimony of Grace This statement was released by the Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue after their third meeting June 4 to 7 in Toronto, Ont. The statement from their second meeting “A Testimony of Grace,”  is also available. Love has been perfected in us in this: that we […]

Integrity USA comments on Dharum Ravi and the suicide of Tyler Clementi

Rev. Harry Knox, Interim Executive Director, Integrity USA

“O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself.” Psalm 94:1 Middlesex County, NJ Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman just sentenced Dharum Ravi to 30 days in jail, with probation and community service. It was Ravi who videoed Tyler Clementi kissing another man and broadcast the kiss through social […]

Anglicans, Sexuality and Scripture: An African Consultation

In October, some 25 Anglican leaders from across Africa gathered with more than a dozen Episcopalians from the United States for a consultation on issues of justice and human sexuality. For three days the group prayed, studied the Bible, listened to presentations and talked about issues of theology, sexuality and culture. When formal sessions ended, […]

Should LGBT Anglicans be more suspicious of the Covenant?

Erika Baker in a comment on the last blog and Adrian Worsfold and Church Ferret (naughty little creature) on Facebook, have raised questions about the blog which they think was too tolerant in stance and tone, I suspect. I decided that +Rowan’s Presidential address should be take absolutely at face value. There are other leaders […]

Bishop Gene Robinson to retire in 2013

Gene Robinson and Colin Coward at St Martins 318w” sizes=”(max-width: 238px) 100vw, 238px” />Bishop Gene Robinson has announced his plan to retire as Bishop of New Hampshire in January 2013 when he will be 65 to give the diocese enough time to elect a new bishop. He will be retiring when he is 7 years below the mandatory retirement age for Episcopal […]