Human Sexuality

Articles

July 2, 2003

In a July 6 letter to Bishop Richard Harries of Oxford, Canon Jeffrey John withdrew his name for appointment as a suffragan bishop in Reading--an appointment that had stirred widespread controversy in England and many parts of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

"It has become clear to me...

June 13, 2003

June 12, 2003 For all bishops Dear brothers and sisters:

General Convention is almost here and its theme, Engage God's Mission, draws upon energies and commitment evident around our church. We will be building on work in which we as a House of Bishops have been engaged for some time,...

March 20, 2003

In a voice vote at their annual spring retreat, the bishops of the Episcopal Church received a report of the theology committee of the House of Bishops on the 'Gift of Sexuality,' offering it to the church as grounds for discussion on a range of controversial issues.

'It was moved,...

March 7, 2003

The Episcopal Church has joined 20 other religious groups in supporting a challenge to the constitutionality of the state of Texas's 'homosexual conduct' or 'sodomy' law, which criminalizes sexual acts between consenting adults of the same sex. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to take up the...

October 10, 2002

Even before he officially becomes the 104th archbishop of Canterbury on November 1, Rowan Williams of Wales is being subjected to harsh criticism from those who are questioning his position on issues of sexual morality.

The conservative evangelical group Reform has asked Williams to...

July 25, 2002

Those hoping for a final word--pro or con--on the Anglican view of homosexual behavior from the three-year-long International Anglican Conversations on Human Sexuality are going to have to wait. The final report, issued this month, indicates strengthened relationships between the participants,...

September 3, 1998

As 750 bishops arrived at Canterbury for the 13th Lambeth Conference, it was already clear that sexuality was the landmine issue. The debate began well before the official opening of the conference July 19, with bishops lining up on opposing sides. Some even predicted that, if the landmine...

September 1, 1998

The bishops of the Anglican Communion meeting this past August for the Lambeth Conference tried to embrace diverse articulations of the Gospel in reference to the question of homosexuality. A group of bishops holding widely divergent views succeeded, after two and one-half weeks of intense...

July 1, 1998

When nearly 800 Anglican bishops gather on the grounds of the University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral this summer for the 13th Lambeth Conference they will be bringing more than their vestments. Most will also be carting a satchel brimming with cultural, political and theological concerns--...

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