Same-gender Blessings

Articles

June 29, 2007

Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada met June 26 -- the morning after General Synod ended to discuss the ramifications of their slim vote against allowing dioceses to offer church blessing rites to gay couples.

"It will be perceived that the House of Bishops scuttled the deal and...

August 6, 2003

A day after confirming the election of an openly gay man as bishop, the House of Bishops on Wednesday agreed to a compromise and decided not to move forward with the development of same-sex blessing liturgies.

An amendment offered by Bishop Peter Lee of Virginia and approved by the house...

April 16, 2003

A report prepared for the Church of the Province of South Africa (CPSA), released this month, cites examples of same-sex unions in traditional indigenous African societies and the South African constitution's sexual orientation non-discrimination clause in arguing for a new approach by the...

December 4, 2002

Bishop Michael Ingham of the Vancouver-based Diocese of New Westminster (Canada) has agreed to delay implementation of a rite for blessing same-sex relationships to honor a mediation process with eight parishes that are withholding funds in protest and asking for a 'flying bishop' as an...

November 11, 2002

Nearly 200 advocates of a rite of same-sex blessing gathered at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis over Veterans' Day weekend for a part pep rally, part prayer meeting, part strategy session, preparing for what will surely be the most controversial issue of the next General Convention of the...

July 12, 2002

A consultation on the Future of Anglicanism, meeting June 29-July 5 at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford, England, concluded with a declaration that blasted what it called 'a serious breach of Anglican order' in recent decisions to bless same-gender relationships, action that has created 'a widening...

June 22, 2002

Canadian Anglicans are sorting out the implications of a decision by the Diocese of New Westminster at its meeting in Vancouver June 15 to bless committed same-gender relationships. The diocese had voted in favor of the motion at two previous meetings, in 1998 and 2001, but Bishop Michael...

June 15, 2002

For the third and final time, Canadian Anglicans in the Diocese of New Westminster have voted to approve a rite for blessing same-gender relationships. The June 14 vote, held at the annual diocesan synod in Vancouver, was 215 in favor and 126 opposed, a margin of 63 percent.

Similar...

Pages