Category Archives: Human Sexuality

We Can’t Go Back…to Silence for the Sake of Unity

by the Ven Gavin Collins, Archdeacon of the Meon and member of General Synod “The silence of the good people is worse than the brutality of the bad people.” Dr. Martin Luther King When I was first elected onto General … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to Pretending!

by the Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, Chair of OneBodyOneFaith and Member of General Synod Like many others I have experienced a ‘Corona Coaster’ of emotions during lockdown. One day I’m coping and am positive and … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to not Caring about Care

by Alison Webster, Deputy Director of Mission (Social Responsibility) in the Diocese of Oxford and author of ‘Found Out‘ and ‘You Are Mine’ I have spent a lot of time recently looking out of windows. Commuting long distances by car … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to Social Distancing

by the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester I refuse to use the term ‘social distancing’ because it expresses something which is already far too prevalent in our country and world. In recent days as I have read social … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back….to Power Games & Inequality

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Author, Member of General Synod and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation In France, apparently, one of the biggest worries about lockdown was how single Parisienne women would cope: … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to Being Focused on Our Own Significance

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford “…let me be employed for you or laid aside for you” – John Wesley. John Wesley’s covenant prayer is one of the finest pieces of Christian writing in English. And one … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…But We Can Say Sorry

by the Revd Dr Christina Beardsley,  retired healthcare Chaplain, researcher and co-author of “This is My Body” and “Transfaith” On the 27th March 2020 the Guardian newspaper published ‘A letter to the UK from Italy: this is what we know … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back….to Pretending Closeness is Unnecessary

by Savitri Hensman, community worker, author of “Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness” and LGBTI+ equality activist As the coronavirus pandemic has spread, there has been widespread sorrow, fear and frustration. But there have also been many instances of love and kindness … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back….Remember, These Are Early Days

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation A few weeks ago I broke a tooth. It was a big molar that had done great work for me for well over fifty years, … Continue reading

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Space, Time, Prayer and Cranmer

by the Revd Canon Dr Mandy Ford, Canon Chancellor at Southwark Cathedral and author of “God, Gender, Sex and Marriage” https://zoom.us/j/2037804362 I don’t even pretend to understand the physics of space-time. But I do understand the concept of time perception, … Continue reading

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