Towards a Theology of Same-Sex Marriage

In her new book, Clare Herbert is trying to push the Church of England’s all-too-familiar conversation on same-sex relationships into new territory. Instead of setting the authority of particular biblical texts against the integrity of personal experience, the author wants the Church to look at the unique experience of same-sex couples through the lens of ‘queer theology’. She wants to square the unproductive circle of current debates.

Event: An Inclusive Introduction to Living in Love and Faith

A workshop to explore the content of the LLF resources from an inclusive perspective About this Event The Campaign for Equal Marriage in the Church of England invites you to join us for a morning workshop to explore the content and principles of the LLF resources from an inclusive perspective. The workshop, which is free …

Equal Marriage – the key to the (quadruple) lock

by Savi Hensman Savitri Hensman was born in Sri Lanka and lives in London. She is a writer and activist working in the voluntary sector. She is an associate of Ekklesia and has published a number of articles; her book Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness: Same-Sex Love and the Church was published in 2015. “Although same-sex marriage …

Enlarging marriage

by Michael Sadgrove The Very Revd Michael Sadgrove, who before his retirement was Dean of Durham, has long supported equal marriage in the Church. We are very grateful to him for writing this excellent article for the Equal Campaign, demonstrating that our case is ‘built on a solid theological and ethical foundation’. What is the …

Whatever happened to the Bible in the marriage canon debate?

by Sylvia Keesmaat This is an article from the Empire Mixed website.  It is part of a series in response to the debate in the Anglican Church of Canada to changing its canons to open marriage to same-sex couples.  It is part of the increasingly strong argument for looking again at the traditional ‘clobber’ texts, …

Evangelical Anglican disarray on same-sex marriage

by Christopher Brittain Christopher Brittain is the Dean of Divinity and Margaret E. Fleck Chair in Anglican Studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. The following is an article in which he examines the attempts of some leading evangelical theologians to address same-sex marriage and the rise of affirming theology and practice across …