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Church of England Synod rejects report for failing LGBTI people

The Church of England’s General Synod has rejected a House of Bishops report for its negative view of same-sex partnerships and marriage.

Sexuality, gender and disrespect for scripture

In 2017, the Church of England, along with several other churches, will be looking again at sexuality and gender identity.

Blocking married gay chaplain probably lawful, though pointless

The Church of England did not break the law by blocking a hospital chaplain from a job for being gay and married, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has

Treatment of disabled and unemployed people’s families an international scandal

The UK state’s treatment of disabled people violates basic human rights, a United Nations report has found.

Rejecting Ashers bakery appeal over ‘gay cake’ is dangerous

The court of appeal in Belfast has upheld a ruling against a bakery which refused to

Bishops, balance and boldness

In Anglican and other churches where current policies get in the way of witnessing to Christ in word and deed, senior clergy and elders act in various wa

Huge disquiet as minority ethnic schoolchildren singled out

Some schools have demanded that pupils who are not white British bring in their passports and parents have been asked to confirm they are not asylum seek

‘Foreigners’ on notice in today’s unwelcoming UK

The recent stirring up of sentiment against ‘foreigners’ by UK government ministers risks damaging the economy and, at a deeper level, society.

Pope’s mixed messages on LGBTI inclusion

Pope Francis has again spoken in favour of a pastoral approach based on “accompanying” people regardless of sexual identity.

Faith leaders’ letter and protecting refugees

Over two hundred faith leaders have called on the UK government “urgently to revise its policy” and “offer sanctuary to more refugees.