Human Sexuality

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July 7, 2012

The Rev. Danielle Morris, deputy from the Diocese of Central Florida, addresses Young Adult Festival member and Duke University student Jonathan York during the Prayer Book, Liturgy and Church Music Committee hearing on Resolution A049 to Authorize Liturgical Resources for Blessing...

June 19, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] Heads of the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Greek Orthodox churches in Australia used the pulpit to pressure politicians to oppose same-sex marriage ahead of a federal parliamentary debate.

Two separate bills, from the Green and Labour parties, were...

June 12, 2012

[Ecumenical News International, Oslo] Eight of the ten bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark on June 11 presented a ritual for same-sex marriage to the country’s Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs.

Their action came in response to the Danish Parliament’s decision on June...

May 14, 2012

[Chicago Consultation] In October, some 25 Anglican leaders from across Africa gathered with more than a dozen Episcopalians from the United States for a consultation on issues of justice and human sexuality.

For three days the group prayed, studied the Bible, listened to...

May 7, 2012

Demonstrators at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. silently display their desire for full inclusion in the church. United Methodist News Service photo/Kathleen Barry

[Religion News Service] United Methodists concluded their General Conference May 4 without...

March 27, 2012

[Huffington Post] The movement toward legalizing same-sex marriage and the acceptance of gay people as clergy and lay members of religious groups is “a done deal” that represents “phenomenal” progress, the top figure in the Episcopal Church told The Huffington Post during a recent visit to its...

March 15, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] The U.K. government on March 15 launched a 12-week consultation in England and Wales that is widely expected to lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage, despite strong opposition from the Roman Catholic Church and conservative elements within the...

February 10, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] Following the re-introduction in Uganda of a bill that would harshly punish homosexuality, gay rights activists, including some church leaders, are uniting through Twitter and Facebook to oppose it.

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 was revived on Jan. 7 in...

December 6, 2011

[Scottish Episcopal Church] The Scottish Episcopal Church has today submitted its response to the Scottish Government’s consultation document on the registration of civil partnerships and same sex marriage through the Faith and Order Board of its General Synod.

In submitting its response...

December 2, 2011

The Church of England has clarified that it cannot perform civil partnership ceremonies in religious premises until its General Synod has acted on the issue. Full statement from Secretary General William Fittall available here.

In March 2010, the U.K. Parliament decided, during the...

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