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October 14, 2005

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Conference to address gays and the future of anglicanism

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Contributors to a 'cogent' new book on homosexuality in the Anglican church are to lead a conference next month which looks at the place of gay and lesbian people in the Church.

The Archbishop of Wales was amongst those who welcomed the new publication which includes contributions by 22 leading theologians, and argues for gay peopleís inclusion within the Anglican ministry.

Gays and the Furure of Anglicanism: Responses to the Windsor Report (Ed. Andrew Linzey and Richard Kirker, O Books, ISBN 1 905047 38 X ) challenges the moratorium on gay consecrations and same-sex blessings in the Anglican Communion.

The book contains 22 chapters by major theologians from the UK and the US. Eight of the contributors are theologians from Oxford: Marilyn McCord Adams, Philip Kennedy, Christopher Lewis, George Pattison, Martyn Percy, Vincent Strudwick, Keith Ward and Andrew Linzey. Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford.

The conference takes place in London on 12th November and is hosted by the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM).

It is open to all and is being co-sponsored by amongst others religious thinktank Ekklesia.

Specifically the conference will address a wide range of issues affecting all who are working to create an inclusive Church.

Drawing on the expertise of the contributors issues which will be addressed include:

Are Gays Welcome in The Anglican Communion?
The Nature of Communion
Are Gays Pawns in A Power Struggle?
Issues of Authority
Civil Partnerships: What's the problem?
The Value of Diversity
Is Homophobia Endemic in Anglicanism?
Justice for Gays

Conference details:

Date: Saturday 12 November
Venue: St Alban's Centre, Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1
Time: 9.00 - 17.00 hrs
Cost £15/£40 Refreshments and lunch included
Registration: LGCM

You can buy Gays and the Future of Anglicanism here

Find books now:

Conference to address gays and the future of anglicanism

-14/10/05

Contributors to a 'cogent' new book on homosexuality in the Anglican church are to lead a conference next month which looks at the place of gay and lesbian people in the Church.

The Archbishop of Wales was amongst those who welcomed the new publication which includes contributions by 22 leading theologians, and argues for gay people's inclusion within the Anglican ministry.

Gays and the Furure of Anglicanism: Responses to the Windsor Report (Ed. Andrew Linzey and Richard Kirker, O Books, ISBN 1 905047 38 X ) challenges the moratorium on gay consecrations and same-sex blessings in the Anglican Communion.

The book contains 22 chapters by major theologians from the UK and the US. Eight of the contributors are theologians from Oxford: Marilyn McCord Adams, Philip Kennedy, Christopher Lewis, George Pattison, Martyn Percy, Vincent Strudwick, Keith Ward and Andrew Linzey. Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford.

The conference takes place in London on 12th November and is hosted by the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM).

It is open to all and is being co-sponsored by amongst others religious thinktank Ekklesia.

Specifically the conference will address a wide range of issues affecting all who are working to create an inclusive Church.

Drawing on the expertise of the contributors issues which will be addressed include:

Are Gays Welcome in The Anglican Communion?
The Nature of Communion
Are Gays Pawns in A Power Struggle?
Issues of Authority
Civil Partnerships: What's the problem?
The Value of Diversity
Is Homophobia Endemic in Anglicanism?
Justice for Gays

Conference details:

Date: Saturday 12 November
Venue: St Alban's Centre, Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1
Time: 9.00 - 17.00 hrs
Cost £15/£40 Refreshments and lunch included
Registration: LGCM

You can buy Gays and the Future of Anglicanism here

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