• May 25, 2020

    Equal marriage campaigners have called for the Northern Ireland Secretary of State to end the delay in allowing same-sex weddings in churches and the conversion of existing civil partnerships to marriages.

  • August 12, 2017

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has intervened in the case of a couple fighting for humanist weddings to be legally recognised in Northern Ireland.

  • March 16, 2012

    Families and communities may be made up of single people, couples and smaller sub-groups or networks, differing in sexual orientation, gender identity and many other ways, says Savi Hensman. In the Christian vision, and especially in the community of Christ, all may make a unique contribution, and grow in unique ways while drawing closer to the One whose love sustains the universe, brings abundant blessings and satisfies the deepest thirst.

  • 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.”

  • March 15, 2010

    Marriage in the Church of England is fast becoming a joke, suggests parish priest Kevin Scully. The current confusion between its social, state and civic meanings and its religious and spiritual ones is eroding its Christian significance, he suggests. A better way is needed.

  • October 27, 2008

    The recent growth in humanist marriage ceremonies in Scotland means they have overtaken Episcopal ceremonies for the first time. Since they were first made legal their number rose from 82 in 2005 to 710 in 2007.

  • March 12, 2007

    Wedding fairs, guides and web advisers are the latest ways of trying to get more people to marry in church