• November 9, 2012

    There can be no place at all for homophobia in the church, the Archbishop of Canterbury elect, the Rt Rev Justin Welby, has said in his first major statement.

  • October 30, 2012

    Every time that I think I can no longer be surprised by the behaviour of church institutions, I am proved wrong. Like many others, I was shocked to learn that a conference for arms dealers will take place in Church House. Thankfully, many Christians are still campaigning against the arms trade, militarism and cuts.

  • September 4, 2012

    Four Christians have gone to the European Court of Human Rights to argue that Christians as a group are being discriminated against in the UK, notes Symon Hill. But it is one thing to argue for free expression, quite another to argue for the right to discriminate against same-sex couples. Meanwhile, other Christians have witnessed to their faith by preparing to go to prison for a protest aganist nuclear weapons - but that case has received far less attention.

  • July 25, 2012

    Faith groups are divided on the Scottish government's announcent that they will push ahead with a bill to give legal recognition to same-sex marriage.

  • July 12, 2012

    The 'Keep Marriage Special' campaign has attracted publicity with claims that the legalisation of same-sex marriage could lead to incest and illegal immigration. A look at the groups and individuals behind the campaign suggests that gay and bisexual people are not the only targets of their hostility, suggests Symon Hill.

  • July 12, 2012

    As heated debate continues on same-sex marriage, people who regard themselves as “queer followers of Jesus” say they want to make their voices heard.

  • July 8, 2012

    Around 200 Christians have marched as a group in the Pride procession in London to support dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

  • June 25, 2012

    The Salvation Army in Australia has apologised after one of its officers appeared to suggest in a radio interview that gay and bisexual people deserve to die.

  • June 24, 2012

    Two Church of England bishops have said that a Church statement strongly opposing same-sex marriage does not represent the views of the Church's membership.

  • June 15, 2012

    This week, several UK churches have been objecting to government attempts to redefine things.