Nigerian Anglican Church continues its persecution of gay clergy

Various news sites are reporting that four more priests in the Anglican Church of Nigeria have been dismissed for ‘homosexual practices’. Their dismissal and defrocking follows similar actions against two other priests less than two weeks ago. News of the action has been reported by the Episcopal Café and others. The Church of Nigeria has long …

Does the Bible really… say anything about homosexuality as we understand it today?

by Jonathan Tallon The following is the first in a series of articles commissioned by the Ozanne Foundation on theological and biblical reflection on issues on human sexuality. We reproduce them with permission from the Ozanne Foundation.  The original series, and other interesting pieces, can be found here. The Revd Dr Jonathan Tallon is a …

What Would Jesus Do?

by Lorraine Cavanagh The Revd Dr Lorraine Cavanagh is an Anglican priest in the Church in Wales. She has published a number of books, among them Making Sense of God’s Love: Atonement and Redemption which was one of the first in the Modern Church Series ‘Making Sense of Christianity’ (SPCK). Dr Cavanagh has written the first of a …

Equal – The Campaign for Equal Marriage in the CofE launches

We have officially launched our Campaign with an advert in the Church Times on the fifth anniversary of the wedding of Canon Jeremy Pemberton and Laurence Cunnington.  Our aim is simple – to see the Church of England welcome gay and lesbian couples to celebrate their marriages in Church of England Churches, nothing more, and …

How to reconcile differing consciences – a view from across the Pond

by Susan Russel The Episcopal Church of the United States has taken a very different approach to issues of human sexuality from its sister Church here in England.  Its General Convention has resolved that marriage is open to people regardless of their sexuality, and is seeking to respect the conscience of the minority for whom …

American bishops criticise Lambeth Conference discrimination

  From the Episcopal News Website: The American Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops said March 15 that it is “aggrieved and distressed” by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s decision to exclude the same-gender spouses of bishops invited to the 2020 Lambeth Conference. Full article here. The bishops of the American Episcopal Church have reacted strongly …

About the Campaign

The Campaign for Equal Marriage in the Church of England was formally launched in April 2019 to campaign for changes in the Church to remove the current discrimination against married same-gender couples in the Church and to enable same-gender couples to be married in their parish church – in other words, for all married or …