marriage

  • January 29, 2012

    The Archbishop of York made the front page of the Daily Telegraph yesterday by saying that David Cameron would be acting "like a dictator" if he introduced legislation to recognise same-sex marriage.

  • January 26, 2012

    Wallace Benn, the Suffragan Bishop of Lewes, has sent me an apology for his endorsement of a booklet the promotes the legalisation of rape within marriage and the criminalisation of same-sex relationships.

  • January 25, 2012

    Update: Following my blog and comments yesterday (below), and those by Bishop Alan Wilson and others, Bishop Wallace Benn has 'wholly and completely' disassociated himself from the extremist pamphlet by Stephen Green. Subsequent to this post and my previous one, Bishop Benn's office has issued a further statement with an apology and a clarification that he has asked Stephen Green to remove the endorsement from his website

  • December 31, 2011
  • December 16, 2011

    The House of Lords has thrown out a 'wrecking amendment' designed to prevent faith groups from hosting same-sex civil partnership ceremonies on their premises.

  • December 5, 2011

    A law coming into effect today will allow same-sex civil partnerships to be registered on religious premises in England and Wales.

  • November 3, 2011

    Victories for personal freedom over the last 200 years have been one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but we must recognise and resist the confusion of positive liberality and destructive libertarianism, says Jon Kurt, commenting on the proliferation of 'martial affairs' sites. Should the narrative of ‘rights’ and ‘choice’ really eclipse the important relational conversation about trust, mutuality and faithfulness?

  • October 6, 2011

    Welcome to the parallel universe of David Cameron. It is a world in which the Tories stand up for the poor, lead the fight against dictatorship and stop people from being given benefits on demand. It is a world that exists in a conference hall in Manchester this week, in a few daily papers the rest of the time, and in the less well-informed parts of the right-wing blogosphere. It has nothing in common with the world that most of us live in.

  • October 1, 2011

    Marriage. What’s it all about, then? In a sermon marking the wedding of two established friends of Ekklesia, Simon Barrow looks at the spiritual and social embeddedness which means that, in Bonhoeffer's words, “It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.”

  • September 30, 2011

    The Equal Love campaign have criticised the Labour Party conference for failing to hold a discussion on giving legal recognition to same-sex marriage.