Category - marriage

  • April 29, 2011

    The pomp, circumstance and military trappings of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was light years away from the teachings of the vulnerable man Jesus who was executed by the Romans, says Sande Ramage. Despite that 'The Royals at the Abbey', with the full co-operation of the church, keep trying to blend two irreconcilable concepts.

  • April 29, 2011

    Royal watchers have been asked by a trade union to support a campaign to give disgracefully low-paid cleaners in the Royal Household a living wage.

  • April 29, 2011

    In a culture seemingly dominated by royalist propaganda, particularly around the wedding of William and Kate, here are plenty of reasons to be republican, says Phil Wood; not all of them honourable. Some may be in danger of reinforcing what they oppose. But for Christians, the case for disestablishing the kingdom and the church derives from a higher level of subversion, and a vision of equity before monarchy which people from many backgrounds are seeking.

  • April 29, 2011

    The fifth and final blog/podcast in a series of Easter Week reflections from a Middle Eastern perspective by regular Ekklesia contributor Dr Harry Hagopian. These talks (see MP3 below) are being broadcast by Premier Christian Radio, and are reproduced with their cooperation.

  • April 26, 2011

    Campaigners presented a giant wedding card outside Buckingham Palace as they urged the royal wedding couple to endorse marriage equality.

  • April 20, 2011

    Campaigners will gather outside Buckingham Palace a few days before next week’s royal wedding to call on the couple to support marriage equality.

  • March 3, 2011

    A Baptist minister has said that Baptist churches should have the freedom to carry out same-sex partnership ceremonies if they decide it is right to do so.

  • February 18, 2011

    It was reported this week that the government is to allow religious elements in same-sex civil partnership ceremonies. If this news sounds familiar, it is because we've already heard it.

  • February 13, 2011

    Faith groups and equality campaigners have welcomed news that the government will push ahead with plans to allow religious elements in same-sex civil partnerships.

  • January 5, 2011

    An Episcopalian bishop in the US has thanked God for the institution of marriage while officiating at the wedding of two lesbian priests in Boston.