Tag Archive | Anglican Church

Opinion: The Church of England must break its toxic colonial legacy

Opinion: The Church of England must break its toxic colonial legacy

March 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the ordination of women priests within the Church of England. Yet while today marks one milestone, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people remain second-class citizens. Next year the Anglican bishops from around the world will meet for the Lambeth Conference. Except that a tranche of them, mostly from […]

Anglican Church slammed for excluding same-sex spouses from 2020 conference

Anglican Church slammed for excluding same-sex spouses from 2020 conference

Leading gay Christians have accused the Anglican Church of hypocrisy following its decision to ban same-sex spouses from attending the church’s 2020 global conference. Canon Jeremy Pemberton, who in 2014 became the first Church of England priest to wed his same-sex partner, said the move to exclude LGBT+ spouses “panders to the views of the […]

UK: Church of England to welcome trans people

UK: Church of England to welcome trans people

Transgender members of the 85-million-strong Anglican faith community will now have the support of the Church of England, after it released guidelines on Tuesday for ceremonies to welcome them. The Church of England, where the Anglican tradition originated, has in recent years moved towards greater acceptance of LGBT+ people, including addressing homophobic bullying in schools. […]

UK: Anglican Bishop Urges Full Acceptance of Same-sex Marriages

UK: Anglican Bishop Urges Full Acceptance of Same-sex Marriages

The Anglican Bishop of Bradwell in the UK, Rt Rev John Wraw, who had been diagnosed 3 years ago with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer that was ‘treatable but not curable’, and now is no longer treatable, has come out in favour of same-sex marriages. He has said that same-sex relationships are “God given”, […]

Pro-gay Episcopal Church Suspended By Anglicans

Pro-gay Episcopal Church Suspended By Anglicans

Primates who represent 88 million Anglicans, in 38 autonomous provinces, have decided to suspend the US-based Episcopal Church, because of its distance from traditional Anglican teachings by supporting gay marriage.

CAI: Church should share experience on marriage at Anglican Primates’ meeting

CAI: Church should share experience on marriage at Anglican Primates’ meeting

The announcement by the Archbishop of Canterbury, that the 38 Primates of the 80 million member Anglican Communion are to meet to discuss its future, has been welcomed by the Chair of the Church of Ireland pro-gay group, Changing Attitude Ireland. Dr Richard O’Leary, of Changing Attitude Ireland, responded: “It is helpful that the Archbishop […]