Category Archives: Human Sexuality

LLF: LISTEN TO ALL THE VOICES

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford Contested conversations and the life of faith Contested conversation is written into Old Testament narrative. Indeed, the Bible presents contested conversation as its primary hermeneutical model. It still stands at the … Continue reading

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LLF: The Cost of Careless Talk and Needless Silence

by Savitri Hensman, community worker, author of “Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness” and LGBTI+ equality activist The damage often done to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) people in the Church of England has been much discussed lately. At the … Continue reading

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LLF: Please Break the Silence, Bishops

by Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge and ordinand at St Augustine’s College of Theology  How long must I bear pain in my soul,    and have sorrow in my heart all day long? (Psalm 13) Since LLF was published … Continue reading

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LLF: History Repeating Itself: The “Beautiful” Story

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury and and member of the Archbishops’ Council Not long ago I did something very embarrassing. In email correspondence with a man of Afro-Caribbean heritage, I failed to notice … Continue reading

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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: Power, “Mother Church” and the Anglican Communion

by Dr Jo Sadgrove, Research Fellow at the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds; Research and Learning advisor, USPG and Member of the Social & Biological Science working group of LLF Over the years, I … 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

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LLF – Power, Fear & Our Inability To Do The Right Thing

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Member of General Synod and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation Barak Obama has written the first volume of his memoirs.  In a fascinating interview about A Promised Land … Continue reading

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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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