In the Press

Coverage of Changing Attitude Ireland's work in the press, with most recent articles appearing first. For an overview of all press coverage on one page, visit the In the Press sitemap page.

Letter from former Archbishop of Dublin in this weeks Gazette

RECENTLY, MY wife and I attended a humanist wedding between two young women, one of whom is a family friend. My daughter was a witness for this friend and injected the only piece of religion in the ceremony by reading a few verses from the Epistles. My granddaughter was a ring bearer. I do not […]

Faith in Marriage Equalty Welcomes Yes Vote in Ireland’s marriage referendum

Dr Richard O’Leary of Faith in Marriage Equality (FiME) said “As people of faith we are delighted that so many other people of faith have voted Yes to embrace their gay and lesbian fellow citizens. We would like to thank those prominent lay people of faith, the individual priests and nuns, and the two Church of Ireland bishops who declared publicly for Yes and so encouraged others to do likewise”. [Continue Reading]

CAI Joins Opposition to DUP Conscience Clause

Conscience bill sparks protests across Province.

School Apologies over gay Bible Row

School apologises over gay Bible row A Belfast school has apologised after complaints were made about a worksheet on religious views on homosexuality.

Two Ceasefires and a Coming Out: A Memoir by Gerry Lynch

Gerry Lynch reflects on the time when he came out in 1994 against the background of the IRA and Loyalist ceasefires, with some thoughts on the continuing discrimination against young gays by Christians in Northern Ireland today:

US Presbyterians vote by a wide margin in favour of equal marriage

On June 20th, US Presbyterians  voted in favour of allowing gay marriage in Presbyterian churches. “Some now even foresee a larger shift in favor of gay marriage among the religious.” Report from the Christian Science Monitor.

MBE for Changing Attitude England founder and director, Revd Colin Coward

Changing Attitude Ireland congratulates Colin Coward on the award of an MBE for his work for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Church of England and the Anglican Communion.  

Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork backs Equal Marriage

In an interview on BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Sunday Sequence’ programme on Sunday 18th May, the Bishop of Cork, Dr. Paul Colton, voiced his support for the introduction of civil marriage for same-sex couples. Dr. Colton is the first Church of Ireland bishop to publicly support Equal Marriage.  The BBC online  report can be read here: […]

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch Dublin Talk, 9th May, 2014

Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of Church History at Oxford University spoke in Dublin on Friday 9th May about Faith and Sexuality. Professor MacCulloch’s ‘History of Christianity’ was made into a BBC TV series. He was ordained a deacon in the Church of England and is an openly gay man. The event took the form of a […]

Argentine leader becomes godmother for gay couple’s child

  Argentina’s leader, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has become godmother to the child of a lesbian couple who was baptised in a Catholic church.