marriage

  • 1 Oct 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.”

  • 30 Sep 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.

  • 29 Sep 2011

    As a new global initiative opposes child marriages, church-based centres in southern Kenya are providing havens for girls and community education.

  • 20 Sep 2011

    Equality campaigners have given a critical response to the latest government announcement on same-sex marriage.

  • 18 Sep 2011

    When I first heard that the news that the government is planning to legislate for same-sex marriage, I was very pleased. Then I looked at the details. Now I'm very disappointed.

  • 13 Aug 2011

    A bishop from Uganda, presently in Edinburgh, is set to challenge the 'sexual apartheid' of discrimination and oppression against LGBT people.

  • 25 May 2011

    This week, the Church of Scotland has been discussing a specially commissioned report on Same Sex Relationships and the Ministry at its General Assembly in Edinburgh. Alison Jasper from the University of Stirling unpacks the issues, as part of the Critical Religion series.

  • 29 Apr 2011

    The pomp, circumstance and military trappings of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was light years away from the teachings of the vulnerable man Jesus who was executed by the Romans, says Sande Ramage. Despite that 'The Royals at the Abbey', with the full co-operation of the church, keep trying to blend two irreconcilable concepts.

  • 29 Apr 2011

    Royal watchers have been asked by a trade union to support a campaign to give disgracefully low-paid cleaners in the Royal Household a living wage.

  • 29 Apr 2011

    In a culture seemingly dominated by royalist propaganda, particularly around the wedding of William and Kate, here are plenty of reasons to be republican, says Phil Wood; not all of them honourable. Some may be in danger of reinforcing what they oppose. But for Christians, the case for disestablishing the kingdom and the church derives from a higher level of subversion, and a vision of equity before monarchy which people from many backgrounds are seeking.