Sex and Gender

  • 2 Mar 2015

    Some Christians believe the Hebrew bible clearly rules out same-sex relationships and emphasises distinct roles based on sex at birth. Savi Hensman suggests this may be interpreted differently and considers how the first chapters of Genesis could be read as recognising and rejoicing in the diversity of living beings.

  • 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.

  • 21 May 2015

    Yesterday evening I went out canvassing for a Yes vote with my friend Stephen Cooper-Fair in Killala. He had been out canvassing all last week and was feeling a little delicate from facing all those No voters. I agreed but really, I hadn't a clue what he was talking about. It's a referendum. People are entitled to their opinion right?

  • 19 May 2015

    A Northern Ireland court found Ashers Baking Company guilty of discrimination after it refused to bake a cake calling for same-sex couples to be allowed to marry. But the news is not necessarily as good as it might seem for those wanting full inclusion.

  • 18 May 2015

    The Church of Scotland has voted in favour of allowing people in same sex civil partnerships to become ministers and deacons.

  • 8 May 2015

    We will also be looking ‘Beyond the Ballot’… and from time-to-time giving you the opportunity to help keep us awake by making contributions (large or small, as you are able) to our post-election work

  • 1 May 2015

    One of the nastiest accusations against gay people is the claim that they 'recruit' children with the intention of turning them gay.

  • 30 Apr 2015

    Nigel Farage has just launched UKIP's 'Christian manifesto' promising to put up a "muscular defence of our Christian heritage". Whether Christians in Britain want to be muscularly defended by Nigel Farage is another matter.

  • 28 Apr 2015

    Amnesty International has accused some Northern Ireland politicians of being out of touch with public opinion on same-sex marriage.

  • 17 Apr 2015

    A breakaway international Anglican grouping intends to keep spreading its views across the world, including holding a conference in 2018. After meeting in London from 13-17 April, Gafcon Primates’ Council set out its plans in a communiqué.