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November 11, 2002

Nearly 200 advocates of a rite of same-sex blessing gathered at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis over Veterans' Day weekend for a part pep rally, part prayer meeting, part strategy session, preparing for what will surely be the most controversial issue of the next General Convention of the...

October 6, 2002

Dear Senator:

We, the undersigned national religious organizations, urge you to support bringing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the floor, S. 1284, and passing it before Congress adjourns. ENDA is a modest measure that would extend employment protections to sexual...

July 12, 2002

A consultation on the Future of Anglicanism, meeting June 29-July 5 at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford, England, concluded with a declaration that blasted what it called 'a serious breach of Anglican order' in recent decisions to bless same-gender relationships, action that has created 'a widening...

June 24, 2002

The Rev. Michael Hopkins, president of Integrity USA, spent two weeks in early June visiting his counterparts in Uganda. He reported on his return June 19 that Integrity Uganda has built a community center in a village near the capital city of Kampala. 'The center serves not only as the...

June 22, 2002

Canadian Anglicans are sorting out the implications of a decision by the Diocese of New Westminster at its meeting in Vancouver June 15 to bless committed same-gender relationships. The diocese had voted in favor of the motion at two previous meetings, in 1998 and 2001, but Bishop Michael...

June 15, 2002

For the third and final time, Canadian Anglicans in the Diocese of New Westminster have voted to approve a rite for blessing same-gender relationships. The June 14 vote, held at the annual diocesan synod in Vancouver, was 215 in favor and 126 opposed, a margin of 63 percent.

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March 5, 2002

An amendment to church law that would have permitted the ordination of openly gay and lesbian clergy in the Presbyterian Church (USA) was defeated by a vote of presbyteries at the local level.

“This says we still honor the Scripture and our tradition, despite the message coming from the...

October 8, 1999

I have read with alarm and deep concern accounts of statements by the presidents of Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe which have become a provocation for the harassment and persecution of homosexual persons. Here I am put in mind of the Lambeth resolution which reminds us that homosexual persons are...

October 26, 1998

Matthew Shepard was laid to rest October 16 in the Episcopal church in Casper, Wyoming, where he had often served as an acolyte, but the letters, essays, sermons, vigils and protest marches in reaction to the 21-year-old gay college student's death after a horrific beating have continued....

October 12, 1998

I grieve at the death of Matthew Shepard, and deplore the hate and violence which led to it. My prayers are with Matthew, his family, his friends, and his parish. Matthew was not only a member of our church family, but of our human community. He could have been our child. He was our brother....

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