Sex and Gender

  • 5 Jan 2014

    Former Bishop of Rochester Michael Nazir-Ali has criticised a proposed alternative baptism service. This is being piloted in a number of churches before the Church of England decides whether to let it be used more widely. While the church should try to make worship widely accessible, changes that make getting baptised seem less meaningful should be avoided.

  • 21 Dec 2013
  • 21 Dec 2013

    Uganda’s President Museveni must veto the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which was passed in a surprise vote on 20 December, say secular and religious critics.

  • 19 Dec 2013

    Concerns are being raised about new figures showing a large drop in women's wages in Scotland.

  • 15 Dec 2013

    This is the full text of the letter from the LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council to Ms Elizabeth Davies, Marriage and Family Life Project Officer at the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales in December 2013.

  • 15 Dec 2013

    LGBT Catholics in Westminster have written to Bishops in England and Wales, urging them to consider a wider programme of pastoral support.

  • 11 Dec 2013

    Those who promote criminalisation of, or violence against, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people cannot reasonably claim that this is a sign of Christian love, says Savitri Hensman, challenging a Church of England General Synod member's reported comments in Jamaica.

  • 11 Dec 2013

    Quakers in Britain have welcomed yesterday's (10 December) government announcement which heralds the first same-sex marriages from 29 March 2014.

  • 9 Dec 2013

    Mennonite publishers have issued a statement regarding the publication of theologian John Howard Yoder's books in light of his long-term sexual harassment and abuse.

  • 9 Dec 2013

    In 2011, Symon Hill was on a pilgrimage of repentance for homophobia when he heard that the Church of England had launched another consultation process on sexuality. The process has led to the Piling Report, which speaks of being more welcoming while promoting policies that say the opposite. There are some good aspects to the report, but it is likely to make little difference to the lives of Christians in their own churches and communities, he suggests. It is a reminder that we cannot rely on hierarchical church processes - change will come from below, not from above.