Press

GENERAL

BBC Radio Manchester show wins Jerusalem Award – Prolific North, October 13th, 2017

The reported death of the ‘White Widow’ and her 12-year-old son should make us face the fact that religion can be child abuse – Independent, October 12th 2017

PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS ON HOMOPHOBIA

Parliament under pressure over Anglican Church’s actions on homophobia – Christian Today, October 11th 2017

OPEN LETTER TO PRIMATES 2017

Thinking Anglicans – September 26th 2017

Scottish Anglican church faces sanctions over vote to allow same-sex marriage – The Guardian, September 27th 2017

Scottish church faces ‘consequences’ over vote to allow same-sex marriage – The Telegraph, September 27th 2017

“No Going Back on Gay Rights” – Church of England Newspaper, September 28th 2017

‘Consequences’ for Scottish Episcopal Church in the offing when Primates meet, after gay marriage vote – Church Times, September 28th 2017

Head of Scottish Anglicans to confront fellow primates over Gay Marriage Vote – The Guardian, September 30th 2017

Scottish Anglicans must face harsher punishment for allowing gay marriage, say conservatives – Christian Today, September 28th 2017

NASHVILLE STATEMENT DENOUNCED

To sign or not: Nashville Statement on sexuality debate intensifies – Church Times, September 8th 2017

THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIAN LEADERS DENOUNCE NASHVILLE STATEMENT – World Religion News, September 4th 2017

Nashville statement on sexuality prompts response from LGBT-supporting Christians – Church Times, September 1st 2017

‘We are all made in the image of God’: Church leaders join forces to denounce Nashville Statement – Christian Today, August 31st 2017

LGBT INCLUSION IN SEX EDUCATION

Religion, gender segregation and sex education in schools – The Guardian, July 12th 2017

Faith leaders say sex education must be LGBT-inclusive – Pink News, July 12th 2017

CONDEMNING CONVERSION THERAPY

Bishop: ‘Why I opposed the conversion therapy vote – Church of England Newspaper, September 28th 2017

Synod votes signal a shift in power, campaigners say – Church Times, July 13th 2017

‘People can’t alter their desire’ Church bosses call for ban on gay conversion therapy – Express, July 18th 2017

Oxford Christian Jayne Ozanne ‘thrilled’ by Church’s bid to ban gay conversion therapy – Oxford Times, July 11th 2017

Church of England votes to ‘welcome and affirm’ trans people – Pink News, July 10th 2017

Church of England Synod backs transgender services – The Times, July 9th 2017

Church of England demands ban on ‘gay cure’ therapy – Pink News, July 9th 2017

Church of England demands ban on Conversion Therapy – The Guardian, July 8th 2017

Church of England bishops back motion urging ban on gay conversion therapy – Daily Mail, July 8th 2017

Church of England bishops back motion calling for a ban on “unethical” gay conversion therapy – Independent, July 8th 2017

Church of England: Plea for ‘urgency’ on new sexuality policy – BBC News, July 8th 2017

C of E urged to oppose “spiritual abuse” of gay Christians conversion therapy – AOL, July 8th 2017

Church of England’s General Synod condemns gay “conversion therapy” – Christian Today, July 8th 2017

During Pride in London, Synod in York calls for ban on conversion therapy – Church Times, July 8th 2017

Church of England activist from Oxford calls for condemnation of ‘horrific’ conversion therapy – Oxford Times, July 5th 2017

It’s not a disorder: Church of England urged to condemn gay “conversion therapy” – Sunday Times, July 2nd 2017

Church looks set to condemn “gay cures” as Archbishops say sexuality report will not appear until 2020 – The Telegraph, June 23rd 2017

Church of England to debate condemning gay conversion therapy – Pink News, May 26th 2017

A CALL TO RECOGNISE SPIRITUAL ABUSE

Gay activist claims she was spiritually abused by evangelical churches – The Guardian, June 23rd 2017

Gay church activist calls for an end to “spiritual abuse” – The Times, June 23rd 2017

Gay Christian urges Church of England to end “spiritual abuse” and “conversion therapy” – Gay Times, June 23rd 2017

Gay Christian activist calls for an end to “spiritual abuse” and “conversion therapy” – Christian Today, June 22nd 2017

SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH ENABLES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Scottish Episcopal Church Amends Denomination Law to Include Same Sex Marriages – Christianity Daily, June 14th 2017

Victoria Derbyshire Programme, BBC2 – Jayne discusses the Scottish Episcopal Church’s decision to allow same-sex marriage with Susie Leafe, Director of Reform (aired June 8th 2017)

Scottish Episcopal Church votes to allow Same-Sex Weddings – The Guardian, June 8th 2017

NOT TAKING NOTE OF BISHOPS’ SEXUALITY REPORT

Church of England in turmoil as synod rejects report on same-sex relationships – The Guardian, February 15th 2017

Church takes step towards gay marriage after vote rejects controversial report – Telegraph, February 15th 2017

Church of England one step closer to gay marriages in church: Vote against bishops’ report that supported ban is hailed as a victory by liberal clergy – Daily Mail, February 16th 2017

General Synod rejects bishops’ sexuality report – Premier, February 15th 2017

Clergy consign bishops’ report to the bin – Church Times, February 24th 2017

Sex and marriage dominate questions – Church Times, February 24th 2017

RETIRED BISHOPS’ LETTER (organised by Jayne Ozanne)

Church Faces New Split over Attitude to Gay Relationships– The Observer, February 11th 2017

Church of England accused of ignoring ‘authentic’ voice of LGBT people – ITV News, February 11th 2017

Church of England “not listening to Gay Christians”, say retired bishops – BBC News, February 12th 2017

“They feel betrayed” – retired bishops have criticised the Church for not listening to gay people – The Sun, February 12th 2017

Anglicans braced for new clashes over gay marriage in church – Telegraph, February 11th 2017

Church faces gay marriage defeat – The Times, February 13th 2017

Church’s Gay Marriage Stance Challenged By Retired Bishops – Christian Today, February 12th 2017

Church of England’s homosexuality guidance criticised by retired bishops – Daily Mail, February 12th 2017

Church facing new battle over attitude to LGBT members ahead of General Synod – Independent, February 12th 2017

Former bishops slam Church of England’s stance on homosexuality – Evening Standard, February 12th 2017

Retired bishops take their successors to task over sexuality report – Church Times, February 13th 2017

LETTER TO EVANGELICALS

Hackles rise during pre-Synod maneuvering – Church Times, February 17th 2017

Open letters fly as Synod is torn by human sexuality row – Church of England Newspaper, February 16th 2017

CONCERNS OVER BISHOPS’ SEXUALITY REPORT

C of E bishops refuse to change stance on gay marriage – The Guardian, January 27th 2017

Critics call Bishops’ gay report ungodly – Church Times, February 3rd 2017

Church of England has ‘much to repent’ to LGBT community – ITV News, January 31st 2017

Same-sex marriage: Church of England ‘should not change stance’ – BBC News, January 27th 2017

CHURCH NOT WELCOMING TO LGBT – YOUGOV POLL

LGBT groups ‘miss church welcome’ – Church Times, October 28th 2016

Public don’t believe the Church offers a welcome to all in society – Church of England Newspaper, October 27th 2016

New Poll: Are Churches Welcoming Towards LGBT People? – Christian Today, October 27th 2016

Christianity seen as unwelcoming for LGBT people, poll confirms – Pink News, October 27th 2016

Are Churches Welcoming towards LGBT People? – Thinking Anglicans, October 27th 2016

CONCERNS OVER BISHOPS’ SEXUALITY REFLECTIONS GROUP

Bishops’ group lacks gay voices, say activists – Church Times, September 23rd 2016

Church liberals’ anger over ‘traditionalist dominated’ bishops’ gay marriage panel – Telegraph, September 18th 2016

Anglicans divided over new bishops’ group on homosexuality – Christian Today, September 19th 2016

Church of England sets up group to discuss LGBT rights, doesn’t invite anyone pro-LGBT – Pink News, September 19th 2016

SYNOD LETTER TO COLLEGE OF BISHOPS

Church of England synod members call for ‘greater clarity’ around status of LGBT people – Christian Today, September 8th 2016

Pro-gay letters sent to College of Bishops – Church Times, September 9th 2016

Fresh pressure on College of Bishops to be more welcoming – Church of England Newspaper, September 8th 2016

General Synod members write to College of Bishops – Thinking Anglicans, September 8th 2016

Church of England bishops urged to ‘unequivocally’ welcome all LGBT Christians – Pink News, September 8th 2016

SHARED CONVERSATIONS

Reflecting on the Shared Conversations, parts 1 and 2 – Church of England Newspaper, July 21st 2016

Synod members thanked for staying on to talk about differences – Church Times, July 15th 2016

Evangelicals in listening mode (book review by Adrian Thatcher) – July 15th 2016

C of E hardliners to boycott synod talks on same-sex relationships – The Guardian, July 9th 2016

Shared Conversations: Can the Church of England prevent a split over gay marriage?, Christian Today, July 5th 2016

Synod’s sexuality conversations “going to be risky” – Premier, February 15th 2016

‘Good disagreement’ breaks out at CEEC meeting – Church Times, March 6th 2015

Church of England to begin sexuality “conversations” – Christian Today, February 14th 2015

JOURNEYS IN GRACE AND TRUTH – LAUNCH

Books of the Year – Church Times, December 2016

Top Ten Religious Books – Church Times, August 6th 2016

Evangelicals in listening mode (book review by Adrian Thatcher) – July 15th 2016

Beware losing a generation on gay issue, Synod told – Church Times, June 24th 2016

Senior bishop calls for change in C of E attitudes towards gays – Guardian, June 16th 2016

Leading evangelical bishops call for Church to change on gays – Christian Today, June 16th 2016

Two Bishops Urge Clerics to Rethink ‘Interpretations’ of the Bible that Condemn Homosexuality – Telegraph, June 17th 2016

Church ‘Must Give a Hearing to Evangelical Journeys of Acceptance for Same-Sex Relationships – Diocese of Liverpool Press Statement, June 16th 2016

Bishops Call for Church to Change on Gays – Thinking Anglicans, June 16th 2016

Church Must Welcome Gay Christians says C of E Bishop – Press Reader, June 17th 2016

ATTITUDES TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE – YOUGOV POLL

Church of England members back same-sex marriage – The Guardian, January 29th 2016

Anglicans ‘more likely to back gay marriage than oppose it’ – Telegraph, January 29th 2016

Support for same-sex marriage grows among CofE laity – Christian Today, January 29th 2016

New polls shows more Anglicans back gay marriage – Daily Mail, January 30th 2017

More Anglicans now back gay marriage than oppose it, poll suggests – BBC News, January 30th 2016

More Anglicans support gay marriage than oppose it, poll claims – Independent, January 30th 2016

Gay Marriage Support From Christians In The Church Of England Is Now Outstripping Opposition, New Poll Reveals – Huffington Post, January 30th 2016

Church of England ‘out of touch’ with own members on equal marriage – Pink News, January 30th 2016

More Anglicans “back gay marriage than oppose it” – Metro, January 31st 2016

LETTER TO ARCHBISHOPS SEEKING LGBTI APOLOGY

Full details of the extensive world-wide media coverage of the letter signed by 100+ Anglican leaders to the Archbishops calling for an apology to the LGBT community, and the coverage of the Archbishops’ response and formal apology can be found here.

COMING OUT

The Christian Post interview – Samuel Smith, February 11th 2015

Sunday Times Interview (after my “Coming Out”) – Josh Glancy, February 8th 2015

Washington Post and Huffington Post – Trevor Grundy, February 3rd 2015

Independent article – Adam Lusher, February 2nd 2015

Christian Today “Coming Out” Interview – Ruth Gledhill, February 2nd 2015

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