Category Archives: Human Sexuality

What Schitt’s Creek Can Teach the Church of England

by the Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, Member of General Synod and Chair of One Body One Faith ViaMedia.News · What was your ‘lockdown box set binge’? The answer to that question depends on whether you … Continue reading

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One for All and All for One?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation The words which bind together Alexander Dumas’ Three Musketeers are also the unofficial motto of Switzerland, and date back … Continue reading

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Secrecy and an Unaccountable Church of England

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Author, Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation and member of General Synod Honestly, it drives me mad! When I first became a member of General Synod over ten years … Continue reading

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Solidarity, Oppression and the Church of England

by Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow in Medicine at Girton College Cambridge and ordinand at St Augustine’s College of Theology ‘But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream’ (Amos 5:24) Justice is a fundamental facet of … Continue reading

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Sexuality & Christianity – Does One Size Fit All?

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Vicar of St John’s Waterloo and Member of the Co-Ordinating Group for the  “Living in Love and Faith” Project In the midst of trying to work out in this COVID world what is permitted, … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Colin Blakely, Co-Founder of Via Media

Words mattered to Colin.  Words said in the right way, to the right people, with the right tone could, he believed, change the world.  That is why he was so committed to accurate and sensitive reporting, sharing people’s stories and … Continue reading

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Worldly Weddings – To Bless or Not to Bless?

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford On 14 February a former Bishop of Jarrow used to stand at the feet of the Angel of the North in Gateshead, and bless any couples who came along. Kitsch and … Continue reading

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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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