Monthly Archives: February 2012

Rowan on Same-Sex Marriage

Here’s what he actually said. But more recently, questions about human rights have begun to give anxiety to some religious communities who feel that alien cultural standards are somehow being imposed – particularly in regard to inherited views of marriage

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Stirrings in Salisbury

An interesting news item posted on the Salisbury Diocese website together with the content of Bishop Nick Holtam’s address to the Diocesan Synod. The Bishop of Sherborne, the Archdeacon of Dorset and I met with 10 clergy from Dorset who

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Christopher Biggins on Same-Sex Marriage

Who’s have thought? Time for an #I’mwithBiggins campaign?

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Human Sexuality Group invites Submissions

The game is on! The group chaired by Sir Joseph Pilling to advise the House of Bishops on the Church of England’s approach to human sexuality has invited submissions. Written submissions can be sent, to arrive by 31 May, to: Sexuality

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Same-Sex Marriage affecting Other-Sex Marriage

An interesting comment in the previous thread looking at these issues from the experience of South Africa which has had a unified marriage law for quite a few years. First our context. Gay marriage was legalised in South Africa through

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Coalition for Marriage

News today of the launch of a new campaign in response to the Government’s soon to be announced consultation on same-sex marriage. Coalition for Marriage is headlined by former Archbishop George Carey, the former Lord Chancellor Lord Mackay, seven cross

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