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  • 9 Dec 2013

    In 2011, Symon Hill was on a pilgrimage of repentance for homophobia when he heard that the Church of England had launched another consultation process on sexuality. The process has led to the Piling Report, which speaks of being more welcoming while promoting policies that say the opposite. There are some good aspects to the report, but it is likely to make little difference to the lives of Christians in their own churches and communities, he suggests. It is a reminder that we cannot rely on hierarchical church processes - change will come from below, not from above.

  • 29 Sep 2010

    The media has been buzzing with reports that the number of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Britain does not appear to be as high as previously thought. But arguments over the accuracy of the figures suggest that those on both sides are misguided. Categorising people on the basis of their sexual orientation advances neither equality nor our understanding of sexual diversity.

  • 24 Dec 2009

    For once, a priest's comments about the severity of poverty in Britain have received the attention of the media, politicians and business leaders. Unfortunately, nearly all of them have missed the point.

  • 4 Dec 2009

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has nearly commented on the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

  • 22 Oct 2008

    Disestablishment would make the Church of England more Christian, a national newspaper has said. The comments came in an editorial in the Times newspaper.