Category Archives: Living in Love & Faith

LGBT Stories: Bring on the Ban!

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation This is a brief and unoriginal article, simply reminding us what we have done as a Church, and what the Government has done, and what … Continue reading

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LGBT Stories: “Texts of Terror” – Are We Helping or Harming?

by the Rt Revd Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London and Chair of the LLF Next Steps Group The series of testimonies of LGBT Christians that can be found here are texts of terror. Vilified, self-condemnation, disgust, self-hatred, abominable, humiliated, … Continue reading

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LLF: Building the Bridge as We Cross It …

by the Revd David Runcorn, theological teacher, author and Spiritual Director Living in Love and Faith is unique. I am not talking about the content. I mean it is unlike anything the Church of England has produced before to discern … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Just Leave?!

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media, Member of Synod and Director of the Ozanne Foundation “Why don’ you just leave the Church of England?” It’s the question I’m repeatedly asked by my non-church LGBT friends and allies after the … Continue reading

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We May be Winning the Fight Against the Virus, but We Risk Losing Something Else…

by the Right Revd Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London It has been a long year. So many of us have suffered, whether through loss of those we love, loss of financial stability, loss of the freedom to see our … Continue reading

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The Idolatry of Being “Sound”

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor of the Province of Canterbury and Vicar of St Mary’s, Battersea A friend of mine who is now a bishop once said to me that being a parish priest is, in part, all … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Talk About…Sex!

by Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge and ordinand at St Augustine’s College of Theology One of the slightly tiresome things that British people seem to do is say one thing when they really mean another.  I find … Continue reading

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LLF – Has There Been a Murder?

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Member of General Synod and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation  Has there been a murder or at least death by misadventure? Has Covid -19 killed Living in Love … Continue reading

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“It’s a Sin…Not to Care and Listen”

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation In 1982 I moved to west London to minister as a University chaplain there. I had been ordained for three years. The West London Chaplaincy … Continue reading

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IICSA, ‘Living in Love and Faith’ & Lockdown 3.0

by Prof Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University and member of Living in Love and Faith project Lockdown 3: how’s it going for you? I’m finding it far worse this time around. Living with uncertainty … Continue reading

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