Category - same-sex relationships

  • 9 Dec 2013

    In 2011, Symon Hill was on a pilgrimage of repentance for homophobia when he heard that the Church of England had launched another consultation process on sexuality. The process has led to the Piling Report, which speaks of being more welcoming while promoting policies that say the opposite. There are some good aspects to the report, but it is likely to make little difference to the lives of Christians in their own churches and communities, he suggests. It is a reminder that we cannot rely on hierarchical church processes - change will come from below, not from above.

  • 4 Mar 2012

    Laws criminalizing consensual same-sex relationships must be repealed by the Cameroonian government, Amnesty International says.

  • 10 Dec 2011

    An emotionally and sexually intimate partnership is, for many people, a school of love, writes Savitri Hensman. This is not as romantic as it might sound: fearfulness, selfishness, rivalry and other negative traits may surface, and hard work may be needed to overcome these. Yet this can be a path to spiritual growth, which may manifest itself in small ways or through acts of heroic altruism. Such relationships, whether between opposite-sex or same-sex partners, can help to bring forth good fruit.

  • 24 Jun 2011

    The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain has responded to the Government Consultation on civil partnerships on religious premises.

  • 16 Feb 2011

    The government has been urged to grant a full pardon to people convicted of homosexual behaviour between consenting adults in the days when it was still illegal.

  • 1 Jan 2011

    For some activists, resisting the government's cuts means abandoning other campaigns, such as the struggle for queer rights and same-sex marriage. But they are making a false distinction. Issues of marriage and sexuality are closely linked to questions of power and money.

  • 10 Dec 2010

    A Christian writer and activist has announced that he plans to walk from Birmingham to London as a pilgrimage of repentance for his former homophobic attitudes.

  • 10 Dec 2010

    When I became a Christian, I mistakenly accepted homophobic views and campaigned against same-sex relationships. I'm appalled that I did this. Now I'm planning to walk from Birmingham to London as a pilgrimage of repentance.

  • 20 Jul 2010

    It's easy to get the impression that, when it comes to questions of sexuality, Christians are split into two embittered factions who fight each other with no hope of dialogue or progress.

  • 2 Jul 2010

    Listening to certain Christians, you would think that opposition to homosexuality is one of the most basic principles of the Christian faith. But this year, as a small group of Christians turn up to protest against the Pride festival in central London, they will be easily outnumbered by the Christians who are participating in Pride, celebrating diverse sexuality as a gift from God.