Sex and Gender

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia has often been asked to comment on issues of homosexuality in the Church of England. Ekklesia has sponsored a number of events on homosexuality and homophobia.

  • 27 Dec 2014

    The Anglican Bishop of Buckingham has recorded a Christmas message for the LGBTI community congratulating newly-married same-sex couples.

  • 24 Dec 2014

    A new guide to same-sex marriage and civil partnership in Scotland has been launched to mark the start of Scotland’s equal marriage law.

  • 20 Dec 2014

    International controversy has been sparked by debates on sexual ethics and the treatment of minoritites. This is often portrayed as conlict between a ‘liberal’ west and ‘conservative’ south. But the reality is more complicated, says Savi Hensman

  • 20 Dec 2014
  • 18 Dec 2014

    On the day that Scotland’s historic equal marriage legislation came into effect a new study by ScotCen Social Research reveals that public support for same-sex marriage in Scotland is at a record high and opposition at a record low.

  • 18 Dec 2014

    The Church of Scotland has issued a statement in response to the formation of a group launched in Glasgow on opposed to the ordination of gay ministers.

  • 12 Dec 2014

    In recent years, Britain has slowly begun to wake up to the reality of sexual abuse. The Jimmy Saville scandal triggered shocking revelations about abuse carried out by respected entertainers in the 1970s and 80s. Child abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church have been followed by increased reports of similar outrages in the Church of England. Only this week, it was revealed that the Scout Association had paid out thousands to settle legal cases brought by survivors of sexual abuse.

  • 10 Dec 2014

    Many Christians regard their wedding day as one of the most joyful, and spiritually significant, in their lives. Those preparing to celebrate marriage are part of the body of the church, whose other members may wish to rejoice with and support them as they make a costly, as well as fulfilling, commitment.

  • 7 Dec 2014

    Gender justice in institutions, communities and societies is the central concern of an advisory group set up by World Council of Churches members.