Category - marriage

  • 29 Apr 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.

  • 29 Apr 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.

  • 26 Apr 2011

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

  • 20 Apr 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.

  • 3 Mar 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.

  • 18 Feb 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.

  • 13 Feb 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.

  • 5 Jan 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.

  • 1 Jan 2011

    For some activists, resisting the government's cuts means abandoning other campaigns, such as the struggle for queer rights and same-sex marriage. But they are making a false distinction. Issues of marriage and sexuality are closely linked to questions of power and money.

  • 22 Dec 2010

    The Christian thinktank Ekklesia says that the new 'Equal Love Campaign', with legal challenges aimed at securing the right to same-sex marriage and heterosexual civil partnerships, highlight once more the ”long overdue” need to overhaul the system of marriage law in the UK.