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Church of England bishops reject plea for service of recognition for transgender people

The C of E’s bishops have rejected a request for “nationally commended liturgical materials to mark a person’s gender transition.”

22 January 2018

Sexuality working group recommends services of blessing without changing formularies

The Synod of the Anglican Church in New Zealand will consider blessing same-sex relationships without changing its teaching on marriage.

22 January 2018

Call for protected freedom of speech after Australians vote “yes” to same-sex marriage

Australia’s Parliament has begun the process of legalising same-sex marriage after a resounding “yes” to the proposal in a plebiscite.

15 November 2017

C of E publishes guidance for schools on homophobic biphobic and transphobic bullying

The Church of England has today published revised guidance to help its schools tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

13 November 2017

Scottish Episcopal Church Primus briefs primates on same-sex marriage decision

Anglican primates have discussed the decision by the Scottish Episcopal Church to change their marriage cannon to permit same-sex marriage. 

03 October 2017

Anglican leaders head to the Communion’s “Mother Church” for 2017 Primates’ Meeting

The leaders of most of the 39 provinces of the Anglican Communion have begun arriving in England ahead of next week’s Primates’ Meeting

29 September 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury backs “sex-workers” charity

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has given his backing to a charity set up to support women involved in the “sex industry”.

14 August 2017

Bishop calls for stronger rape laws in sexual offences consultation

The Bishop of Jamaica has called for a clearer definition of rape, equality for male and female victims, and for rape in marriage to be outlawed.

04 August 2017

Sexuality working group publishes interim report

A NZ working group has published its interim report on how strands of thinking on sexuality could be kept together in the Anglican Church.

03 August 2017

Presiding Bishop hits out at President Trump’s transgender ban

The leader of the US-based Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, has hit out at President Donald Trump’s announced ban on transgender people serving in the US military. 

31 July 2017