LGBT

  • December 20, 2014

    International controversy has been sparked by debates on sexual ethics and the treatment of minoritites. This is often portrayed as conlict between a ‘liberal’ west and ‘conservative’ south. But the reality is more complicated, says Savi Hensman

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  • December 18, 2014

    The Church of Scotland has issued a statement in response to the formation of a group launched in Glasgow on opposed to the ordination of gay ministers.

  • December 12, 2014

    In recent years, Britain has slowly begun to wake up to the reality of sexual abuse. The Jimmy Saville scandal triggered shocking revelations about abuse carried out by respected entertainers in the 1970s and 80s. Child abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church have been followed by increased reports of similar outrages in the Church of England. Only this week, it was revealed that the Scout Association had paid out thousands to settle legal cases brought by survivors of sexual abuse.

  • November 16, 2014

    On 10-11 April 2015, Christians will gather in Waterloo for Open Church, a conference on ‘The church, sexuality, mission and the future’. It will be held against a background of increasing debate in evangelical circles on sexual ethics.

  • October 18, 2014

    The pro-inclusion network Accepting Evangelicals (AE) is celebrating its tenth anniversary today, as the group meets in London, at St John's Church in Waterloo, for its Annual General Meeting.

  • October 14, 2014

    The Roman Catholic church should be more welcoming to cohabiting and divorced couples, lesbian and gay people and their children, according to a document issued by a Synod on the Family.

  • October 1, 2014

    The Anglican Bishop of Manchester says that the Church can "be on the right side of equality issues", after years struggling with them.

  • September 23, 2014

    A two-year process of conversations on sexuality has begun in the Church of England, at a gathering of bishops. Similar discussions are taking place in several other churches in Britain.

  • September 10, 2014

    Half of all TUC-affiliated unions are running targeted recruitment campaigns at LGBT workers, an increase from 38 per cent of unions in 2011, according to the Equality Audit.