Category Archives: Transgender

Kate’s Story

by Kate, a transgender woman from the north of England, who bravely shares her horrific experience of being prayed for in three different evangelical churches.   This is spiritual abuse, and shows clearly why a ban on conversion therapy must … Continue reading

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Yve’s Story – “I Felt Set Up To Fail”

by Yve, who has experienced both the very worst and the very best of the Church of England. I first knew something was different about me when I was six, and first started wearing my mum’s clothes. From that moment … Continue reading

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Lisa’s Story

by Lisa (a pseudonym), who is a trans woman from the North of England. When I agreed to tell this story, I was reluctant because this happened 20 year ago and I was unsure how much relevance it would have … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day – Choose to Challenge

by the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester In 2019, on a visit to the Holy Land I visited the church in Magdala and found myself faced with an enormous and extraordinary modern painting by Daniel Cariola depicting larger-than-life … Continue reading

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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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