A lot to celebrate but more to do: Changing Attitude Ireland leads first Pride Service in Christ Cathedral Dublin as new patron is introduced

There is a reluctance within the Church community to hear from the LGBTQ+ community because listening opens the possibility of change and change demands taking a risk, according to the newly introduced patron of Changing Attitude Ireland, the Right Revd Trevor Williams. The retired Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe was speaking at the first Pride service in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin on Sunday 25 June 2023. [Continue Reading]

Bishop Trevor William – Sermon for Pride 2023

I am impressed that 40 years after the first Pride March in Dublin in 1983, that members of the LGBTQ+ community are sharing their stories for all to read in Irish papers, and those stories today, command the honour and respect for who they represent and that yesterday’s March was something that could be celebrated by everyone. [Continue Reading]

Maria Jansson at the General Synod

For the first time since 2019, we had a presence at the Church of Ireland General Synod. We were delighted to welcome all those who attend our lunchtime fringe event where Maria Jansson delivered such an incredible talk by on the power of scapegoating in our society from the Shoah to current European movements of hate and why the churches are losing ground every minute they stay silent on the rights and inclusion of all minorities. [Continue Reading]

General Synod Fringe Event – Saturday 13 May 2023

Changing Attitude Ireland is delighted to announce that we will hold a fringe event at General Synod on Saturday 13 May 2023 at 1:15pm. The speaker at this lunchtime event will be The Very Revd Maria Jansson, formerly Dean of Waterford. The title of Maria’s talk will be ‘The Way Forward?’. [Continue Reading]

Changing Attitude Ireland – Annual General Meeting 2023

Changing Attitude Ireland was delighted to welcome Jayne Ozanne to speak to us on Saturday 25 March 2023, before we held our AGM. Following the AGM, CAI are delighted to announce that Mark Bowyer has been elected chair in succession to Scott Golden, who has stepped down after many years of service on the committee. Mark has been on the committee for a number of years and is an openly gay man, a Diocesan Lay Minister in the Church of Ireland and who is committed to the work of CAI. Speaking after his election as chair, Mark Bowyer said, “it is important now, more than ever, that we continue to be the voice of those who feel marginalised in their own church and communities because of their sexuality. We risk losing a generation of LGBT+ people who are turned away from the Church because of this.” [Continue Reading]

Chairperson’s Address 2023 at Changing Attitude Ireland’s AGM

Changing Attitude Ireland’s chair, Scott Golden, gave his final address before stepping down at the AGM on Saturday, 25 March 2023. “For groups such as ourselves to be successful in addressing these injustices we need the support of our members. We are only as strong as our membership base and only as active as we have members to help us in the work. I am therefore appealing to you to get involved, we have urgent need of people to assist with administration, website maintenance, fundraising and pastoral care. We desperately need committed committee members. If you can help, please let us know. If you know of a friend who would be interested in joining, put them in touch with us: our contact details are on our website ChangingAttitudeIreland.com and any of the executive committee will be delighted to hear from potential new members.” [Continue Reading]

April 15th Belfast Event: From Exclusion to Embrace

The Third Order Society of St Francis, (TSSF) an Anglican Tertiary Order, is pleased to organise its annual symposium, with support from Changing Attitude Ireland, (CAI) on Saturday 15 April from 10.00am to 3.30pm, to give voice to deep concerns we all share at the exclusion of LGBTQ+ people from church life & leadership in Northern Ireland and Ireland. [Continue Reading]

March 25th Changing Attitude Ireland Annual General Meeting, with Jayne Ozanne

Our first AGM since 2019 will take place on Saturday 25 March 2023 at Molesworth Hall, St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, from 2pm until 4:30pm. Our guest speaker will be Jayne Ozanne, a well-known speaker and broadcaster and is frequently approached by the UK national media for comment on sexuality and gender related issues. [Continue Reading]

Changing Attitude Ireland Newsletter, March 2014

The Church of Ireland committed itself to a “Listening Process” on (homo)sexuality in the motion passed at its General Synod in Dublin in May 2012. Changing Attitude Ireland is endeavouring to ensure that the Church lives up to this public commitment. [Continue Reading]

Talk by Malcolm Macourt at the Church of Ireland Tripartite Diocesan discussion on sexuality

Talk by Malcolm Macourt at the Church of Ireland Tripartite Diocesan (Limerick, Clogher, Tuam) discussion on sexuality held in Claremorris, County Mayo on 15th February 2014. [Continue Reading]