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Dear Straight/Cis People

Dear Straight/Cis People

Dear Straight/Cis People, A note on Pride (as we’ve just had Pride in London 2019)   Firstly you are welcome, please come and join us. I wanted to make this the first thing...

New Rules

New Rules

In my humble opinion, Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” was THE pop song of 2017; not only did the summery tones capture the airwaves for the rest of the year, but the video was creatively executed and ...

It’s Annual General Meeting time again

It’s Annual General Meeting time again

It’s Annual General Meeting time again.  Let’s be honest, very few of us would regard an AGM as the highlight of our social calendar, but I’d like to suggest that this annual gathering, this...

All Change, All Change!

All Change, All Change!

When I first came to London in 1996, the bane of my existence was public transport and finding my way around.  The Underground was fairly straightforward with maps posted everywhere to guide me, b...

Challenging power and privilege

Challenging power and privilege

February is LGBT History month.  The theme this year is ‘Peace, Activism & Reconciliation’.  In faith, as in politics, there seems to be much that divides us.  In a recent conversation w...

Christians at Pride

Christians at Pride

I remember the first time I went to an LGBTQ Pride. I was still getting used to wearing a clerical collar, and hadn’t ever worn a rainbow before either. ...

The way of victory

The way of victory

When reminded that I had promised to write a blog for OneBodyOneFaith, I panicked and then prayed. I know that’s the wrong order, but I am only a poor sinner, so bear with me. Prayer is a...

‘Tis the season?

‘Tis the season?

We are well into the season of carol concerts, nativity plays and Christmas parties! Nothing warms the heart like a chorister singing the first verse of ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ by candle...

True Inclusion

True Inclusion

True Inclusion by Brandon Robertson   This is a powerful book. It pulls absolutely no punches in terms of identifying what true inclusion is and then challenging u...

Come out for trans equality

Come out for trans equality

Easter Saturday fell on 31 March this year. It’s a time when we await with hope the triumph of life over death, of love over hate – and a time when we are also all-too-aware of the fragility an...

Spring Harvest not working for you any more?  Read this!

Spring Harvest not working for you any more? Read this!

If the Christian festival you've grown up with is no longer a place you can comfortably be yourself as an LGBTQ person, maybe it's time to look at ...

Tim Farron:  we've no regrets

Tim Farron: we've no regrets

News this afternoon of poor Tim Farron, whose views on gay sex have hit the headlines again.  According to an interview with Premier Christian Radio, Mr Farron 'regrets' telling ...

Why we are in business, and why we need you

Why we are in business, and why we need you

In a country where, for most people, most of the time, it is not dangerous to be LGBTI+, and in a context where some churches are embracing equality in at least some of their branches (thank you UR...

World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day 2017

2017 feels like a particularly poignant year to be marking World AIDS Day, following, as it does, the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality betwe...

Queer Virtue:  a conversation between Liz Edman and Alison Webster

Queer Virtue: a conversation between Liz Edman and Alison Webster

OneBodyOneFaith Brings Queer Virtue to the U.K A dialogue between Liz Edman (plain text) and Alison Webster (italics) Hey OneBodyOneFaith! I am wri...

LGBT Mass

LGBT Mass

Nottingham Diocese Mass for LGBT Catholics  On Saturday 28th October – the feast of the apostles, SS Simon & Jude – the parish of St. Alban in Chaddesden,...

Light at the end of the tunnel:  a view from Wales

Light at the end of the tunnel: a view from Wales

As the Anglican Primates meet in Canterbury this week, we're delighted to be able to share with you this timely, thoughtful and challenging account by Aidan Coleman, Chair of the National Co-ordina...

Canon Mark Oakley:  if we're not at the table, we're probably on the menu.

Canon Mark Oakley: if we're not at the table, we're probably on the menu.

Mark Oakley's inspiring sermon from the service to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act is a stirring call to activism, as well as remembrance.  ...

Welcoming and affirming transgender people: reflections and resources for the Blackburn Motion,  by Christina Beardsley

Welcoming and affirming transgender people: reflections and resources for the Blackburn Motion, by Christina Beardsley

Welcoming and affirming transgender people: reflections and resources for the Blackburn Motion A radical, new, Christian inclusion...

A call to condemn conversion therapy:  Jayne Ozanne

A call to condemn conversion therapy: Jayne Ozanne

A Call to Condemn Conversion Therapy by Jayne Ozanne  “We the undersigned UK organisations wish to state that the practice of conversion therapy has...

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