Category - sexuality

  • 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.

  • May 27, 2009

    California’s Supreme Court has upheld a ban on same-sex marriage, disappointing gay rights campaigners across the USA, who took to the streets in solidarity. The California Council of Churches has condemned the Court’s decision.

  • May 25, 2009

    After more than three hours of debate, the Church of Scotland's General Assembly meeting in Edinburgh has avoided a confrontation on sexuality and ministry, after a motion from anti-gay hardliners was withdrawn before it could be voted on.

  • May 24, 2009

    Openly gay Church of Scotland minister Scott Rennie has had his call to a parish in Aberdeen sustained by the Kirk's General Assembly last night, thwarting a campaign of "hatred and bigotry" against him, say thankful supporters.

  • May 22, 2009

    A strong statement from a range of evangelical organizations has called on the Church of Scotland to affirm the membership and ministry of gay people in the church on biblical and traditional grounds - in opposition to anti-gay activists.

  • May 18, 2009

    People resisting progress towards rights for all have stolen the language of religion, warned Peter Purton of the Trades Union Congress, opening a conference on faith, homophobia, transphobia and human rights in London on Saturday.

  • May 15, 2009

    Church of Scotland members have been horrified by a hard-line minister’s attempt to equate the inclusion of gay people in the Church with Nazism, say those involved in preparing for the denomination's upcoming General Assembly.

  • May 13, 2009

    A major London conference this weekend will seek to show that people of faith and those with non-religious beliefs can be united in common purpose and action to eliminate prejudice and discrimination on grounds of sexuality and identity.