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Book for our next LLF Zoom Workshop in October (two evening sessions) 1 September 2021 An Inclusive Introduction to Living in Love and Faith: A Zoom workshop to explore the content of the LLF resources from an inclusive perspective The Campaign for Equal Marriage in the Church of England invites you to join us for two consecutive Tuesday evening Zoom sessions to explore the content… ... Read more
The United Protestant Church of France blesses the first marriage of two lesbian pastors 30 August 2021 The following article is an English translation of a recent news item in the French newspaper Le Monde, dated 26 July 2021. This news item records another significant step forward towards the acceptance of the marriage of same-sex couples by the churches. In France all legally recognized marriages are civil… ... Read more
German Lutheran bishop makes a meaningful apology to LGBTQIA+ people 25 July 2021 According to a report in The Irish Times, the presiding bishop of the Berlin-Brandenburg Lutheran Church has apologized to LGBTQIA+ people for the ways in which the church has stigmatized and harmed them in the past. Bishop Christian Stäblein was speaking at a service in the Berlin Marienkirche (St Mary's)… ... Read more
Equal and MoSAIC are now partners 7 July 2021 After amicable and fruitful discussions between the Equal Campaign and MoSAIC, the two organizations have agreed to support each other in a working partnership and issued the following joint statement on 7 July 2021: Joint Statement from Equal and MoSAIC The Campaign for Equal Marriage in the Church of England… ... Read more
Our statement on the Methodist vote is in The Tablet 3 July 2021 The Campaign sent our statement welcoming the Methodist Church's historic vote to allow equal marriage to The Tablet, the Catholic weekly newspaper, in the hope that it might be of interest. We are very pleased that they have published a news item, 'Methodists consent to same-sex marriage', closely based on… ... Read more
Methodist Church embraces Equal Marriage 1 July 2021 The Methodist Conference voted yesterday, 30 June 2021, by an overwhelming majority, to allow the marriage of same-sex couples in Methodist churches and by Methodist ministers. This is the last stage of a long process of exploration and discussion in the Methodist Church of Great Britain. The resulting report on… ... Read more
Update: CDM case against Fr Robert Thompson dismissed 28 June 2021 The unjust CDM process initiated against Fr Robert Thompson has been dismissed. See this earlier news item for the back story. Fr Robert, a priest in the Diocese of London, was recently subject to a Clergy Discipline Measure complaint as a result of his acting as advocate for a young… ... Read more
The Bishop of Liverpool stands up for Equal Marriage 26 June 2021 The Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool, giving the keynote address today at the national conference of MoSAIC, has spoken out clearly in favour of equal marriage and full inclusion and affirmation of LGBTQIA+ people in the Church of England. This is the first time in recent years that… ... Read more
Church of Scotland moves closer to allowing ministers to conduct same-sex marriages 25 May 2021 The Church of Scotland, which is Presbyterian rather than Anglican, is the national church of Scotland, and in recent years the Church of England has been making overtures towards closer ecumenical relations with it – although our sister Province of the Anglican Communion in Scotland is the Scottish Episcopal Church… ... Read more
Back by popular demand – our Zoom Workshop on LLF 16 May 2021 An Inclusive Introduction to Living in Love and Faith: A workshop to explore the content of the LLF resources from an inclusive perspective Following the success of the pilot workshop on Saturday 10 April, we are offering two more of these workshops, on Tuesday 25th and Saturday 29th May. They… ... Read more