Category - human sexuality

  • 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 13, 2009

    Kenyan church leaders have become embroiled in an argument about a draft marriage law with a clause on polygamy. But civil rights activists say that the bill could end a range of abuses, and that church practise should not be imposed on the whole of society.

  • May 11, 2009

    ‘Men-women’ have become the criminalized ‘homosexuals’ of Senegal, a ‘gay’ man is left unburied, and the transsexual teenager lives with the medical diagnosis of ‘psychosis’, writesMelissa Conroy. So what is 'normal' and what part does religion play in defining it?

  • April 6, 2009

    Bishop Gene Robinson says that religion has been the biggest obstacle to full equality and dignity - but it can also make the biggest contribution to transforming the situation.

  • April 2, 2009

    Zambian AIDS activist and Jesuit priest Michael Kelly has called for the decriminalisation of same-sex relations. He says laws banning homosexuality are fanning the spread of HIV.

  • January 30, 2009

    Religious beliefs can profoundly influence male consciousness and men's concepts of masculinity and sexuality, members of an expert inter-faith panel told participants at an event on promoting positive masculinity.

  • March 18, 2008

    Conference Speakers:

    Dr Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham (Member of the Lambeth Commission which prepared The Windsor Report)

  • February 18, 2007

    Seven 'Global South' archbishops refused to receive Holy Communion with their fellow Primates on 16 February 2007, at thir Tanzania gathering. They alleged that they were "unable to come to the Holy Table with the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church [USA] because to do so would be a violation of Scriptural teaching and the traditional Anglican understanding" - writes Matthew Davies for Episcopal News Service

  • February 14, 2007

    A warm East African welcome met Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams when he arrived in Tanzania yesterday (13 February 2007) for a crucial Anglican Primates' meeting ‚Ä' but a gay Christian leader from Nigeria had a different experience, being interrogated for several hours before being given a visa.

  • February 14, 2007

    Archbishop Peter Akinola, scourge of lesbian and gay people and their supporters in the worldwide Anglican Communion, had an unexpected Valentines Day encounter today ‚Ä' with the head of an organization that embodies the concerns of a group he has previously suggested do not exist, gay Christians in Nigeria.