Category Archives: Human Sexuality

Are We an Institutionally Homophobic Church?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News In my experience people rarely set out to offend.  However, it is often sadly what people leave unsaid or undone (what I call “Sins of Omission”) which unwittingly cause the greatest offense.  If we’re … Continue reading

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Learning From our Disagreements

by the Revd Charlotte Bannister-Parker, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford I would like to thank Bishop Stephen Cottrell  for his Presidential Address to the Chelmsford Diocesan Synod on 11th March 2017. It was beautifully written, considered and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Shared Conversations

by the Rt Revd Martin Seeley, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich I am very glad I participated as a diocesan representative in our regional Shared Conversations. I came away inspired by the honesty and trust we were able to … Continue reading

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Reflecting on “That” Report and Debate

by Anthony Archer, a Member of General Synod for the Diocese of St Albans Anthony Archer has written the following as part of his “report back” to his diocese on the recent General Synod Group of Sessions.  He inevitably focused … Continue reading

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Being Radical about Radical Inclusion

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester Being a member of what the media persists in referring to as the “C of E’s parliament” has brought some difficult and demanding moments, especially in the years when we were … Continue reading

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The Anti-Testimony (on reading the House of Bishops’ Report)

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Convocation of Canterbury We tell stories in church – they’re called testimonies – we tell stories of those who in dark times turn to God. And we rejoice. But this story … Continue reading

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Elders of the Tribe

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool “The weak bishops.” “The lying bishops.” “The bastard bishops.” “I wouldn’t trust them as far as I can spit.” “The only way they’ll give a straight-line response is if you ask … Continue reading

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