Author Archives: Jayne Ozanne

Drawing the Line?

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord.[1] It’s not that long ago that … Continue reading

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Evangelical Alliance: “Loving & Orthodox” or “Damaging & Dangerous”?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor Director of ViaMedia.News, Member of General Synod and Chair of the Ban Conversion Therapy Coalition Last week the campaign to ban conversion therapy was given a significant boost by a letter to the Secretary of State … Continue reading

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A Story of Transforming Love – and My Mother

by the Revd Canon Timothy Goode, Rector of St Margaret’s, Lee, Disability Adviser to the Diocese of Southwark, Member of Archbishop’s Council and Co-Chair of MOSAIC  Jayne Ozanne · A Story of Transforming Love & My Mother by the Revd … Continue reading

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The Thorny Question of Desire!

by Jeremy Marks, Founder of Post-Courage and Winner of the Colin Blakely Lifetime Achievement Award  To the woman [the LORD] said, “. . . in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband . … Continue reading

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Blessings & Same-Sex Relationships

by the Revd Dr Andrew Knight, Vicar of St Mary’s, Diocese of Chester It was the conversation I had been anticipating with some trepidation since beginning my ordained ministry. Two young Christian men, long-term partners, enquiring as to whether the … Continue reading

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Making a Stand: From Kilroy to Synod

by the Very Revd Joe Hawes, Dean of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich and Member of General Synod As a young gay ordination candidate I learnt the contested territory I was about to step into in the Church during a ministry … Continue reading

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Advent Reflections: Seeking Justice; Showing Mercy

by Savitri Hensman, community worker, author of “Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness” and LGBTI+ equality activist Advent is a season of eagerness and patience, yearning for change whilst feeling the uneasiness about what this might mean, for us as well as … Continue reading

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Spiritual Guides – The Key to Transformation?

by the Very Revd Rogers Govender MBE, Dean of Manchester and Chair of the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns  Every visitor attraction and Cathedral in this country has a number of guides to help people navigate the place. These … Continue reading

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General Synod: “Gone Fishing!”

by Professor Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University, elected member of General Synod and member of Living in Love and Faith project I returned from General Synod last week reflecting on the contrast between the … Continue reading

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Ghana, Synod & the “Othering” of LGBTQI People

by the Revd Dr Charlie Bell,  Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge and Assistant Curate, St John the Divine, Kennington The events of the last week or so have not been good for the Anglican Communion, or for LBGTQI people. As … Continue reading

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