The Bishop of Liverpool says he is “in sympathy” with a move to allow religious same-sex partnerships. James Jones, a leading evangelical, seems to be undergoing a shift in his own views on sexuality over the past two years.
In a dramatic development, the House of Lords has voted to allow the use of religious premises and religious language in same-sex partnerships. Peers voted in favour of the proposal by 93 votes to 21, despite government opposition.
The Independent's leading article the day the Synod completed its business is alive to the dynamic of the Gospel message and the contradictions of Christianity in a way that some within the household struggle to see, and importantly it is more than just critique. It is a proposal for an alternative path.
The President of the Methodist Conference, David Gamble, has told the Church of England General Synod that he believes seeking the realm of God is more important than the existence of individual Churches.
The Church of England's General Synod has said it will go ahead with installing women as bishops, but a delay in draft legislation has left many frustrated and uncertain about how the plan will work in practice.
The campaign group WATCH (Women and the Church) has expressed "deep regret" that there will be no debate on the draft legislation for women bishops at the forthcoming General Synod of the Church of England - its governing body.
The Church of England has joined community and public broadcasting campaigners in urging the Government to uphold the prohibition on product placement in TV programmes, following commercial pressure to end it.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has for the first time publicly condemned Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. His statement follows weeks of pressure and a petition signed by thousands urging him to speak out against the Bill.