Category - sexuality

  • July 31, 2009

    The Quakers have become the first major denomination in Britain to endorse same-sex marriage, putting themselves in conflict with the law. Their example is an inspiration to people in other denominations struggling for equality.

  • July 29, 2009

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams' reflections on the Episcopal Church's General Convention in California, are already provoking controversy and a variety of reactions.

  • July 24, 2009

    The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will make decisions on issues related to human sexuality at its 2009 Churchwide Assembly from 17-23 August in Minneapolis.

  • July 17, 2009

    Bishops in the US Episcopal Church have voted by a majority of more than three to one to take steps towards formally allowing blessings for same-sex partnerships. They will prepare resources before making a decision in three years time.

  • July 16, 2009

    In a historic and controversial move, the Episcopal Church in the USA, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, has voted to remove the bar on priests in monogamous same-sex relationships from becoming bishops.

  • July 14, 2009

    The Stonewall riots in June 1969 in New York helped to transform society in the USA and beyond, says Savi Hensman. The General Convention of the Episcopal Church in July 2009 is far more sedate, but the issues facing Christians of all traditions are profound.

  • July 7, 2009
  • July 5, 2009

    Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has called on Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali to repent of homphobia, following the bishop's comments in today's Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

  • July 1, 2009

    For the Mennonite Church USA Assembly in Columbus Ohio (ending on 5 July 2009), Christians affirming of the place and ministry of lesbian, gay and transgendered people in the church have organised an imaginative witness

  • June 25, 2009

    The Church of England has called for greater investment in public health programmes aimed at teenagers, in a submission to UK advertising regulating bodies.