Category - equality

  • October 1, 2014

    The Anglican Bishop of Manchester says that the Church can "be on the right side of equality issues", after years struggling with them.

  • September 25, 2014

    A draft bill going through parliament in Chad will fuel homophobia and be a major backwards step for human rights in the country if passed into law, says Amnesty.

  • September 23, 2014

    A two-year process of conversations on sexuality has begun in the Church of England, at a gathering of bishops. Similar discussions are taking place in several other churches in Britain.

  • July 15, 2014

    The Church of England’s general synod has given the go-ahead for women to be bishops. The move won the required minimum of two-thirds of votes among bishops and both lay and clergy representatives at the gathering in York. ( For some synod votes, the three ‘houses’ vote separately and a simple majority is not enough.

  • April 11, 2014

    Exploring how gender stereotypes affect both men and women in every area of life, and how this begins at a very early age.

  • March 30, 2014

    Celebrations are taking place across England and Wales for newly-married same-sex as well as opposite-sex couples. Soon equal marriage will be in place in Scotland too. This is cause for rejoicing not only for the newly-weds, their families and friends but also the wider community.

  • March 4, 2014

    “'s easy if you try”. It's a good lyric but John Lennon was not entirely accurate. What might pejoratively be described as airy-fairy and perhaps slightly wishful supposition is not particularly difficult. More is asked of us by the kind of creative, imaginative thinking which has the power to transform.

  • February 3, 2014

    'Equality and religious freedom: what accommodation is reasonable?' is the title of an important meeting on Tuesday 4th February, 6.30pm, at the House of Commons, Westminster, in Committee Room 15.

  • December 11, 2013

    Quakers in Britain have welcomed yesterday's (10 December) government announcement which heralds the first same-sex marriages from 29 March 2014.

  • December 1, 2013

    The fright wig and jester's mask slipped last Wednesday. Boris Johnson, delivering the annual Margaret Thatcher lecture, showed the ugly reality behind the motley as he made his bid for the support of the Tory right and attempted to position himself as successor to David Cameron.