Category Archives: Safeguarding

Jaime’s Story – “They had absolutely no idea what to do with me”

by Jaime Sommers, a bisexual 50 year old woman whose story of abuse by the Church of England will shock many My name is Jaime and I am 50 years old. I have been dual-attracted to both men and women … Continue reading

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Rachel’s Story – I Don’t Want to Be Part of An Institution that Allows Abuse

by Rachel, a 30 something Christian, hockey player and lesbian whose experience in an HTB plant has seriously damaged her faith.  My name is Rachel and I am a 30 something hockey player, Christian, theatre-goer and lesbian. I came out … Continue reading

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Lesbians, Sex and the Church of England

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News, Director of the Ozanne Foundation and Member of General Synod I could see that the bishop was going red, and as he did so nervous giggles spread across the Synod Chamber.  I stood, pan … Continue reading

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Is God Inhuman?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s and Vice Chair of the Ozanne Foundation I’ve been reading Bill Bryson’s book The Body. It’s a fascinating read about the wonders of the human body and how much … 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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Independence & Safeguarding: Marking Our Own Homework?

by Prof Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University and member of Living in Love and Faith project The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) issued its final report on the Church of England last … Continue reading

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When You are Not Invited to the Table

by Augustine Tanner-Ihm is an African-American activist, writer, speaker who recently trained for the Anglican ministry at Cranmer Hall, St. John’s College, Durham, and now a Doctoral Student in Leadership, Culture, and Practical Theology at Bakke Graduate University.   In many American … 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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To Sign or Not To Sign – A Bishop’s Dilemma

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia and Director of the Global Commission on LGBT+ Lives It has been very interesting reading the various responses from a range of bishops around the world to my invitation to them, and to other … Continue reading

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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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