Category Archives: Living in Love and Faith

Extending our search for the truth: reviewing Past Cases Review 2

Today PCR 2 – Past Cases Review 2 – was published by the National Safeguarding Steering Group. It describes itself as “the most extensive review of records ever conducted by the Church of England”. “There are no possible excuses, no rationalisations for our church’s … Continue reading

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Continuing the conversation: from either/or to both/and

How can we show generosity to those with whom we disagree? And are we sufficiently transparent to show true hospitality? Continue reading

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When the information flow stops: where is Living in Love and Faith?

The country, and the Church of England, return to normality today. I assume that means the country will return to the questions of economics, inequality, health and justice which have been put on hold. For the Church of England, among … Continue reading

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Living in Love and Faith: the final documents?

Yesterday, without much of a fanfare, some more documents were published to add to the ‘LLF book’, and the course, and the videos, and the podcasts, and the papers only accessible through registering with the ‘Hub’. We’d been expecting two … Continue reading

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A Synod Divided: York Minster on Sunday

Is it too much to expect everyone on General Synod to be an Anglican? Continue reading

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Clouds without rain: trying to explore fear

So here’s a question for conservatives in the CofE. What do you fear? I don’t see anyone wanting to force you to marry people or bless them if it’s against your conscience. As with divorced people. So what do you … Continue reading

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What do the bishops think? LLF and trans people

Somehow conversion therapy is still OK for trans people? Why can’t the Church of England be a beacon of welcome and support for a group of people who really need that? Continue reading

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Bake a cake for Living in Love and Faith: how to make your response count

15 January 2022 (minor updates subsequently) The story so far: this blog began as a reflection on participating in the Shared Conversations, and then – because I was asked to join Living in Love and Faith’s History thematic group – … Continue reading

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General Synod: feeling the weight of the Church of England

This is the established Church. Its weight is still crushing people. Continue reading

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Handing on the baton? Part 2

As we pass on the baton of LLF, it seems pretty clear who the losers are Continue reading

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