Churches must change course on sexuality debates

By Press Office
December 1, 2013

Commenting on the publication of a new paper, 'Church views on sexuality: recovering the middle ground’, by Savitri Hensman, Ekklesia think-tank co-director Simon Barrow said:

“The churches in Britain and beyond cannot afford to allow themselves to be dragged into many more years of internecine warfare over sexuality.”

“Savitri Hensman’s paper shows that there is a way forward for the great majority which acknowledges the reality of change, the possibility of mutual recognition, and the benefit of allowing Christian grace rather than fear and suspicion to guide the way differences among churches are handled.”

* ‘Church views on sexuality: recovering the middle ground’, by Savitri Hensman, Ekklesia 2013 (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/19512

* 'C of E should be more welcoming, sexuality report urges': http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/19550

* See also: Fear or freedom? Why a warring church must change, ed. Simon Barrow, with a preface by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu (Shoving Leopard / Ekklesia, 2008).

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