Category Archives: Transgender

Church of England: Will the Quest for Youth Save Us?

by Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge and ordinand at St Augustine’s College of Theology The Church of England has a serious age problem. Or so, at least, we are reliably informed. Dioceses are scrabbling around to improve … 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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Living in Love & Faith – My Journey

by Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry and Chair of the Living in Love and Faith project I am very grateful to be asked to contribute to Via Media and to share some thoughts on Living in Love and … Continue reading

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Resignations, Dysfunctionality and the House of Bishops

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia, Director of the Ozanne Foundation and Member of General Synod ViaMedia.News · Resignations, Dysfunctionality and the House of Bishops – Jayne Ozanne I resigned from my Bishop’s Council this week. The decision has been … Continue reading

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One for All and All for One?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation The words which bind together Alexander Dumas’ Three Musketeers are also the unofficial motto of Switzerland, and date back … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope – April 6th 2019

“Hope in the Desert” (Part 6) – “Holy Ground” by the Revd Sarah Jones Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope – April 3rd 2019

“Hope in a Desert Place” (Part 3) – “Flying High” by Elaine Sommers I am a bit of a birdwatcher, although you won’t find me hiding in the bushes with binoculars and a notebook. No, I just love watching birds, … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope – March 25th 2019

“The Healing Power of Love” (Part 1) – “Under the Shadow of God’s Wings” by the Revd Hannah Cartwright Like many of my LGBTQI+ siblings, I have spent much of my life in the shadows; belonging neither to the world … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope – March 22nd 2019

“Created in God’s Image” (Part 5) – “No More Shame” by the Revd Dr Tina Beardsley These verses came alive for me in 1989: a momentous year. In May the first breach of the Iron Curtain occurred in Hungary. In … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope – March 18th 2018

“Created in God’s Image” (Part 1) – “The Broken Body” by the Revd Canon Rachel Mann Often, St Paul has been presented as bad news for LGBTI+ Christians. His letters contain a number of classic clobber texts. It might surprise … Continue reading

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