Category Archives: Transgender

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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Voices of Hope – April 6th 2019

“Hope in the Desert” (Part 6) – “Holy Ground” by the Revd Sarah Jones Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope – April 3rd 2019

“Hope in a Desert Place” (Part 3) – “Flying High” by Elaine Sommers I am a bit of a birdwatcher, although you won’t find me hiding in the bushes with binoculars and a notebook. No, I just love watching birds, … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope – March 25th 2019

“The Healing Power of Love” (Part 1) – “Under the Shadow of God’s Wings” by the Revd Hannah Cartwright Like many of my LGBTQI+ siblings, I have spent much of my life in the shadows; belonging neither to the world … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope – March 22nd 2019

“Created in God’s Image” (Part 5) – “No More Shame” by the Revd Dr Tina Beardsley These verses came alive for me in 1989: a momentous year. In May the first breach of the Iron Curtain occurred in Hungary. In … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope – March 18th 2018

“Created in God’s Image” (Part 1) – “The Broken Body” by the Revd Canon Rachel Mann Often, St Paul has been presented as bad news for LGBTI+ Christians. His letters contain a number of classic clobber texts. It might surprise … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope – March 12th 2019

“All One in Christ” (Part 2) – “Breaking Down Dividing Walls” by Alex Clare-Young Reconciliation to each-other and to something bigger than ourselves – whether that be God, the environment, humanitarian principles or simply love – gives me hope. To … Continue reading

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Elephants, Penguins, Procreation & Japanese Knotweed

by Dr Meg Warner, Old Testament Theologian, Member of General Synod and author of Abraham Last week’s edition of the Church Times (1/2/2019) ‘balanced’ a report of Dr Christina Beardsley’s decision to leave the Church of England’s sexuality project (‘Living … Continue reading

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Living in Love & Faith – The Challenge of Getting Heard

by the Revd Marcus Green, Rector of Steeple Aston, author of The Possibility of Difference and Member of the Living in Love and Faith Project. It was with enormous sadness that I read of the Revd Dr Christina Beardsley’s decision … Continue reading

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A Trans Priest’s Response to the “Harmful” Open Letter

by the Revd Dr Tina Beardsley, retired healthcare Chaplain, researcher and co-author of This is My Body and Transfaith As I write this I’m on my way to Basingstoke to give an after-dinner talk to the Southern Federation of the … Continue reading

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