Category Archives: Living in Love & Faith

Church & Sexuality: Like a Mighty Tortoise…

by Savitri Hensman, community worker, author of “Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness” and LGBTI+ equality activist In ‘appearance, talents, intelligence, social and cultural traits’, lesbians and gays ‘do not differ as a group from their heterosexual fellow human beings,’ according to an official Church … Continue reading

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Love, Sex, Hypocrisy & Power

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media News and Director of the Ozanne Foundation Abridged version of speech to William Temple Association, Bournemouth given on February 3rd 2020 and reported in The Guardian Most of you, I’m sure, will be … Continue reading

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Living in Love & Faith – What the Bishops Need to Learn…

by Prof Helen King and the Revd Canon Dr Judith Maltby, both Academic Historians involved with the Living in Love and Faith report Where is the project Living in Love and Faith (LLF) going now, after the ‘Pastoral Statement’ on … Continue reading

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After the Apology – Surely the Centre Cannot Hold?

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Member of General Synod and Ozanne Foundation Trustee There has been an apology. I confess I don’t get it. The apology from the Archbishops was about the tone … Continue reading

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After the Apology – What Next?

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, an LGBT member of the co-ordinating group for the Living in Love and Faith project It’s been a pretty tumultuous and painful week. All sorts of people have been affected. A friend of mine … Continue reading

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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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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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All Things Considered….Including ‘Living in Love & Faith’

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester  Research, mine and that of many others, shows that the deeper we go into our faith, the higher we score on a scale known as Quest Religiosity. Quest gives an indication … Continue reading

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