A new group has been formed calling all Prebyterians to affirm and celebrate Christ’s call to inclusion, generosity and hospitality, and to see all Christians welcomed and affirmed within the Church, regardless of sexual orientation.
More on their website: www.affirmationscotland.org.uk
The report One Baptism, One Hope in God’s Call The Report of the Special Commission on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion by the Special Commission on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion in the USA has been published.
It can be downloaded here
London based Changing Attitude UK has published an open letter to the the two English Archbishops, the Anglican Communion Office and the Anglican Consultative Council.
The letter closes thus:
On Wednesday 18 January 2006 the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria approved a bill for an Act prohibiting marriages between people of the same sex. The Bill also prohibits the public show of same sex amorous relationships. Any person involved in the registration of gay clubs, societies and organizations in private is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a term of 5 years imprisonment. The bill received the support of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
We understand that the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council is meeting in London in March 2006. We ask that you bring this matter to the attention of the Standing Committee and the Councils of the Anglican Communion. In particular:
We ask that attention be paid to those members of the Councils who are failing to honour the documents and statements agreed by those Councils to listen to the experience of lesbian and gay people.
We ask that the Primates of the Anglican Communion respect the dignity and integrity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Anglicans and oppose legislation designed to curtail our essential right to protection and freedom of association.
We are committed to the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We are committed to engage with the Church in dialogue in a spirit of mutual respect, honouring difference.
Welcome to Changing Attitude Scotland. This is a network of people, gay and straight, lay and ordained, working for the full affirmation of lesbian and gay Christians within the Scottish Episcopal Church and the wider Anglican Communion.