LGBTI

  • May 10, 2014

    Equal marriage is now taking effect in England, Wales, Scotland and many other parts of the world. Some Christians welcome this, others are unsure or opposed. Against this background, theological reflection on sexuality and gender identity is particularly important.

  • April 6, 2014

    Letting same-sex couples marry in the Church of England would be catastrophic for Christians in countries such as South Sudan, Nigeria and Pakistan, claimed Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. He also has “real hesitations” about equal marriage because of the Bible and tradition.

  • March 28, 2014

    A number of senior religious leaders have signed a statement declaring support for same-sex marriages taking place on 29 March.

  • March 11, 2014

    A group opposed to inclusion has praised Church of England bishops for being negative towards clergy wanting to marry same-sex partners, and urged them to go further. The Evangelical Group of the General Synod (EGGS) committee wants laypeople in same-sex relationships to be disciplined too.

  • November 8, 2013

    A key European court has refused to rule that the criminalisation of consensual same-sex activity constitutes “persecution” for the purposes of EU asylum law.

  • October 13, 2013

    Amnesty has condemned the proposed ‘medical tests’ designed to bar migrant workers deemed homosexual or transgender from entering Kuwait and other Gulf countries.

  • June 28, 2013

    The municipal authorities of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, must allow the planned Baltic Pride to take place, says Amnesty International