Ribs to Go

by Marcus Green The Revd Marcus Green is a member of the Living in Love and Faith process and Vicar of Steeple Aston Church in the Diocese of Oxford.  He writes regularly in his blog on a variety of issues and in the following addresses the use of Genesis 1 and 2 in the discussions …

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 …

Husbands and wives of gay and lesbian bishops banned from Lambeth 2020

Every decade or so the bishops of the Anglican Communion’s constituent Churches are invited by the Archbishop of Canterbury to gather for fellowship, prayer and discussion on the issues affecting the life of the Churches of the Communion for the Lambeth Conference. The next meeting is to be held in 2020 and preparations are well …