Category - sexuality

  • November 20, 2008

    For half a century, says Savi Hensman, theologians have vigorously debated lesbian and gay love and the response of society and the Church. Yet theological reflection on these issues, for instance in literature, dates back further.

  • November 6, 2008

    The director of a leading nonviolent US task force for lesbian and gay people, which includes many religious believers, has said that the election of Barack Obama is “a day of blessing seasoned by loss,” given the bigotry of some local issue votes.

  • October 24, 2008

    The Methodist Church in Britain has welcomed the UK government’s decision to make education in schools about sex and relationships compulsory for children of all ages.

  • October 22, 2008

    In a thoughtful, passionate and challenging reflection on homosexuality
    and the Christian church, Glynn Cardy's focus is not on an 'issue' but
    on the people who are most affected by prejudice, and their need for
    justice, dignity and human rights.

  • September 3, 2008

    A Christian is taking an art centre to court over an exhibition which included a statue of Jesus she believes was lewd and offensive. Civil rights activists say this is an attempt to reinstate blasphemy laws by the back door.

  • July 31, 2008

    The openly gay US bishop whose consecration in 2003 polarised the worldwide Anglican Communion, says he believes that one day the Church will regret its rejection of homosexuals the way that it now regrets its past support for slavery.

  • July 24, 2008

    When Anglican bishops attending the Lambeth Conference took part in an anti-poverty walk with other faith leaders through central London, they traced steps that vividly illustrate the real divisions of our world, says Savi Hensman.

  • July 22, 2008

    Claimed tension and hostility between religion and gay people is considerably over-emphasised by out-of-touch faith leaders, suggests new research from the campaigning equalities group Stonewall.

  • July 17, 2008

    Participants in the Lambeth Conference are being invited to theatre show from a leading performance artist who offers to take them on a spiritual journey with lesbian and gay people.

  • July 15, 2008

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has renewed his call for global Anglican leaders to focus on the gospel as a message of hope and healing for the world, and to move beyond factional in-fighting as they gather in Lambeth.