Tag Archives: gender

The animal now exists: remembering the 30th anniversary of the ordination of women

On 11 November 1992, the Church of England voted in favour of ordaining women as priests. I was there, as a member of General Synod, sustained by the Bach Rescue Remedy passed along our row by a nun. It’s an … 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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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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Deleted sex scenes from Living in Love and Faith (3)

Science isn’t neutral: it’s produced and read in particular social contexts Continue reading

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Can women be laity?

Here’s one of those great questions with a history that we have somehow forgotten about… This week, I’ve had the interesting experience of being an oral history source: interviewed by a student writing her dissertation on the history of the … Continue reading

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Into Advent

  I’m trying to take Advent seriously this year by immersing myself as far as I can in the rich symbolism of watching and waiting, of light and darkness, of hope and fulfillment. So naturally it had to begin with … Continue reading

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The gender of tears

‘Mourn with those who mourn’. Just try and stop me. Continue reading

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Glad to be lay

… it was rather like asking me ‘Do you feel a vocation to be a rock?’ Continue reading

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How did I get here??

I used to be on General Synod, and I keep up with national church stuff. I mention the former GS membership because it may go some way to explaining the latter, as the latter seems pretty unusual – I get … Continue reading

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