Author Archives: Jayne Ozanne

What the Bishops Could Have Said…

by the Revd Canon Dr Mandy Ford, Canon Chancellor at Southwark Cathedral and author of “God, Gender, Sex and Marriage“ Readers of Via Media, I confess…I am a woman priest in a civil partnership and I love the Church of … Continue reading

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As a Vicar I know it’s Time the Church Stopped telling People to be Abstinent

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury (This article was first published in The Metro on January 26th 2020, and is reproduced with Canon Butler’s permission) Last week, bishops of the Church of England, issued … Continue reading

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Restoring Trust….In Church and State

by the Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight and Chair of One Body One Faith “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche I … Continue reading

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Abusers of Faith

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation In June 2017 the Church of England published the Gibb Report An Abuse of Faith, an independent enquiry into the Church’s handling of … Continue reading

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Secularism – A Force for Good?

by Savi Hensman, community worker, author of “Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness” and LGBTI+ equality activist Sometimes religion is twisted to serve the ends of those ruthlessly seeking power. Yet others live out their faith through commitment to justice and equality, … Continue reading

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Living in Love & Faith – The Importance of Speaking the Truth

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury Sir Roger Scruton died on Sunday. Unrepentant fox-hunter, lobbyist for the tobacco industry, publisher of countless articles attacking the progressive “isms” of our day – feminism, multiculturalism, pacifism … Continue reading

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Are We Partly to Blame?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media News and Director of the Ozanne Foundation Families.  They affect us all – for better or for worse. Some are so close knit that they never let anyone through their metaphorical front door, … Continue reading

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