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September 6, 2011

The Auckland Diocesan Synod in New Zealand has decided that people in same-sex relationships should not be excluded from ordination.

After a debate lasting much of Sept. 3, synod agreed that sexual orientation should not be an impediment to ordination or any other offices in the church...

August 17, 2011

Australian-American folk-rock artist Jennifer Knapp observes, "Sometimes you have to let go of everything to be able to come back." And come back she has.

The Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter has returned after a seven-year hiatus from her life as a chart-topping...

July 21, 2011

When the State of New York begins to allow same-gender marriages on July 24, priests in four of the six Episcopal Church dioceses may solemnize those marriages.

The bishops of the dioceses of Central New York , Long Island, Rochester and Western New York have announced that priests there...

July 12, 2011

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has decided to set up a commission to study and summarize its findings on whether openly gay and lesbian people should be ordained as Anglican priests.

The commission is expected to complete its work and report to the church's...

July 7, 2011

Praising the Obama administration for upholding human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) persons in domestic and international contexts, Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary D. Glasspool attended a June 29 White House reception and policy briefing in honor of LGBT...

June 20, 2011

The Church of England has issued a set of "legal guidelines" that pave the way for openly gay clergy to become bishops -- so long as they are and promise to remain celibate. Details of the internal report, titled "Choosing Bishops," were carried by Christian Today, an independent London-based...

May 18, 2011

"Look with pity, O heavenly Father, upon the people in this land who live with injustice, terror, disease, and death as their constant companions. Have mercy upon us. Help us to eliminate our cruelty to these our neighbors." --The Book of Common Prayer

It was the cruelty of their fellow...

February 1, 2011

One week after Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato was murdered in his home, vigils and commemorative services are being held in honor of his life and ministry.

In New York, where a winter storm Feb. 2 kept many suburbanites out of the city, some 20 people gathered in memorial for...

October 27, 2010

Many feel disgust at the bullying of teenagers perceived to be different, and many mourn the loss of young people who have ended their own lives as a result. Sympathetic individuals are trying to reach out to these young people, to assure them that things will get better.

On some college...

October 20, 2010

Defeating Proposition 8, the California voter-approved ban on gay marriage, is more than a legal issue; it's also a matter of faith, Bishop Diocesan J. Jon Bruno of the Diocese of Los Angeles told an Oct. 20 gathering of interfaith leaders at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul.

Bruno,...

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