Category Archives: Spiritual Abuse

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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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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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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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

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‘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: 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 – Can Conservative Evangelical Churches Ever Change?

by Anne Dannerolle, Church Minister of Hull Community Church (soon to become Oasis Church Hull) and East Yorks Regional Ambassador for Inclusive Church The day I stood up to tell our church congregation in Hull that we were opting in … 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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