Category Archives: Mental Health

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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General Synod: Over and Out!

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation Jayne very kindly invited me to reflect on my 11 years on General Synod, as the new Synod is about to begin. … Continue reading

Posted in Conversion Therapy, General Synod, Human Sexuality, Mental Health, Rosie Harper, Safeguarding, Spiritual Abuse | 9 Comments

‘The Bible is Clear’, Consent & ‘Conversion Therapy’

by the Revd Canon Dr Phil Groves, former Director of the Anglican Communion Office (2006 – 2016) and Associate Rector Wychert Vale Benefice  In the public debate over ‘conversion therapy’ the leaders of evangelical powerhouses such as the Evangelical Alliance … Continue reading

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LGBT+ Stories – The Trauma of Abusive “Healing” Ministries

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 Yet you have made them a little lower than God and crowned them with … Continue reading

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Church Leader – Are You Helping or Harming?

by Jayne Ozanne, Member of General Synod, Director of the Ozanne Foundation and Chair of the Ban Conversion Therapy Coalition The “debate” around the need to ban “conversion therapy” has attracted more than its fair share of fake news and … 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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Making Ourselves ‘Other’

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford It is a privilege to respond to the Via Media series of moving and challenging reflections on LGBT+ Christians experience of the Church and the wider implications of that experience for … Continue reading

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Banning Conversion Therapy Must “Focus on the Victim Not the Perpetrator”

by the Right Reverend Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester The General Synod debate on Conversion Therapy was easily one of the hardest it fell to me to chair. We were allowed something like 75 minutes in which to deal … Continue reading

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“Another Way is Possible….”

by the Revd Nick Bundock, Team Rector of St James & Emmanuel, Didsbury I just want you to re-read that phrase again because it’s really important. Another way is possible.  I’m able to say that not as a theologian theorising … Continue reading

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