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To Inclusion and Beyond

To Inclusion and Beyond

Many evangelical Christians who oppose LGBTQ+ relationships and equal marriage do so because they think that’s what they are supposed to believe. They want to be faithful to God and th...

All saints are Queer!

All saints are Queer!

“One of the benefits of having a calendar of saints is that these wildly different lives speak to us in different situations and at different moments,” writes Rowan Williams.  In the Church c...

A small still voice at Big Queer Carols

A small still voice at Big Queer Carols

If you’ve never blogged before like myself, it’s difficult and uncertain to know what to write - where to start, what the tone should be and what people will be interested in. It’s like a sma...

A Christmas message from Luke Dowding

A Christmas message from Luke Dowding

Season’s greetings from the whole OneBodyOneFaith team: staff, trustees, patrons, and volunteers! 2023 has been an immensely rewarding year for us as a charity, not only growing our staff...

Halloween; a God-given gift

Halloween; a God-given gift

Every year at about the end of September I begin to see my more conservative Christian friend start to get a bit twitchy. Not because of the start of the new term, or the impending sight of mince p...

In defence of sin…

In defence of sin…

Sin is an easy word to throw around and I suspect many of us who engage with church conversations about questions of sexuality and gender get thoroughly fed up of it. If I never have to hear someon...

UK Black Pride

UK Black Pride

Saturday 19th August was a historic day for us as an organisation for two reasons. First, OneBodyOneFaith in its Co-Chairs, Andrea and I attended UK Black Pride for the first time representing the...

General Synod in July

General Synod in July

General Synod in July is a strange event. 450+ people take over York University and spend up to 16 hours a day together over a long weekend debating, reflecting, eating, drinking, arguing, crying,...

European Forum Conference 2023

European Forum Conference 2023

The European Forum of LGBTI+ Christian groups was founded in 1982 and is an ecumenical association of LGBTI+ Christian groups in Europe. It currently has 46 member groups from more than 20 countrie...

Accepting Evangelicals

Accepting Evangelicals

I feel strongly that OneBodyOneFaith speaks for and speaks to its allies. By allies I mean those who are not themselves LGBT+ but who back the call for the Churches to adopt a policy of full inclus...

Reflecting on the Memorial Service

Reflecting on the Memorial Service

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From Death to Life: An Easter Reflection on LGBT+ Loss of Life

From Death to Life: An Easter Reflection on LGBT+ Loss of Life

I write this on Easter Sunday when we celebrate the joy of Christ risen: He has risen indeed. “Good” Friday is the day of contemplation and Sunday is the day of exaltation. But what happened on...

LGBT+ History Month: Remembering The Blessed Queer Mary

LGBT+ History Month: Remembering The Blessed Queer Mary

The Blessed Queer Mary Mary, the Mother of Christ, occupies a strange place in our faith.  For some she is revered, petitioned for help with prayer and central to worship;...

LGBT+ History Month: Remembering Revd Pauli Murray

LGBT+ History Month: Remembering Revd Pauli Murray

“It may be that when historians look back on twentieth-century America, all roads will lead to Pauli Murray…Ci...

LGBT+ History Month: Remembering Pastor Joseph Doucé

LGBT+ History Month: Remembering Pastor Joseph Doucé

For LGBT+ History month we invited members to write blogs on their favourite historical LGBT+ person of faith. In this blog OneBodyOneFaith member Paul Whiting, shares his memories of Pastor Jo...

LGBT+ History Month Resources

LGBT+ History Month Resources

LGBT+ History Month - founded in 2004 by Schools OUT - is celebrated every February across the UK. The theme for 2023’s LGBT History Month is 'Be...

Highlights from 2022

Highlights from 2022

As we approach the New Year it’s a great time to reflect and celebrate some fantastic OneBodyOneFaith moments from the past year. From Lambeth Conference to our Members Day to Christians Support ...

Relationships

Relationships

Relationships – so precious and yet sometimes so frustrating. The God who is Trinity, relational to their very core, gave us each other, to love and to care for, to create community with, and for...

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” This extract from the Great Commission has dwelt on my mind since, to paraphrase W.H. Auden, ‘the clock...

A Case of Mistaken Identity

A Case of Mistaken Identity

The Church of England is a relatively small world, so it always surprises me that there is another Fr Lee Taylor serving as a priest, although to be fair he now serves in the Church in Wales.  Fo...

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