Category Archives: Safeguarding

LLF: Bishops – The Time Is Now!

by Jay Greene, Member of General Synod and Member of the Co-ordinating Group for the General Synod’s Sexuality and Gender Group Back in January I was fortunate to go to Wales and see Cherry Vann consecrated as bishop of Monmouth. … Continue reading

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LLF: Can Perfect Love Cast Out Fear?

by 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 I’ve found the past month surreal, exciting and painful, in more or less equal measure. Surreal, … Continue reading

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LLF – That Video, Those Principles & a Call for a Public Inquiry

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia, Member of General Synod and Director of the Ozanne Foundation I made myself sit down and watch the Church of England’s Evangelical Council’s “Beautiful Story” video yesterday, which, like reading the massive tome Living … Continue reading

Posted in Human Sexuality, IICSA, Jayne Ozanne, Living in Love & Faith, Mental Health, Safeguarding, Spiritual Abuse | 35 Comments

LLF – Patience & Pain

by the Venerable Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight and Chair of OneBodyOneFaith How long are LGBT+ Christians expected to carry the painful emotional cost of being part of an unsafe church? After a break of some 12 … Continue reading

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LLF – Waiting for Godot

by Prof Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University and member of Living in Love and Faith project So it’s over. The resources are published, the initial reactions registered. In the run-up to publication, there was … Continue reading

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Collusion, Hypocrisy & the Greasy Pole to Success

by Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge and ordinand at St Augustine’s College of Theology For those with ears to hear, the past few weeks have highlighted a very clear theme in the abuse scandal in the Church … Continue reading

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World Without End…?

by the Bishop of Buckingham, Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson On 13 August 2012 ministry took a new path for me. A journalist had alerted me to untoward goings on in Sussex. Young peoples’ lives had been damaged. The Church … Continue reading

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Why the Church of England Must ‘Connect the Dots’ – IICSA and LLF

by Prof Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University and lay preacher in the Diocese of Oxford ViaMedia.News · Why the Church of England Must Connect the Dots – IICSA and LLF – Prof Helen King … Continue reading

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Resignations, Dysfunctionality and the House of Bishops

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia, Director of the Ozanne Foundation and Member of General Synod ViaMedia.News · Resignations, Dysfunctionality and the House of Bishops – Jayne Ozanne I resigned from my Bishop’s Council this week. The decision has been … 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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