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]

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]

An Evening With David Norris

David Norris is an Irish scholar, independent Senator, and gay and civil rights activist. He was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland and had been serving in Seanad Éireann since 1987. A founder of the Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform, he is also a prominent member of the Church of Ireland. [Continue Reading]

New CAI Lapel Pin

We’re delighted to launch our new lapel pin. We hope that this will not only help us to spot friends and fellow members at various events but also spark interest in others to learn more about CAI and the work we do. Based on our new logo launched a few years ago, these quality pins can be purchased at any of our events for just €2/£2 or by contacting the Membership Secretary. If ordering through the post please add €/£1.70 P&P. [Continue Reading]

CAI General Synod 2019 Lunchtime Fringe Event 17.5.19

CAI is pleased to announce that its annual General Synod lunchtime fringe event, for 2019 will have, as its guest speaker, the broadcaster, soldier turned peacemaker and Church or Ireland priest, the Revd Andrew Rawding, rector of the Coalisland group of Parishes. Fri 17th May 2019 @ 1 PM, The Millennium Forum, L’derry. [Continue Reading]


Bishop Paul Colton, addressing members of Changing Attitude Ireland at the group’s AGM at St Anne’s Shandon on Saturday March 2nd, noted the Church of Ireland’s lack of progress towards establishing equal respect and affirmation for LGBT+ Christians in the Church and expressed his personal shame that in his 20 years as a member of the House of Bishops he had been unable to effect any noticeable change, given the diversity of convictions in the higher echelons of the C of I. [Continue Reading]

IDAHOTB Address At St Anne’s Union Shandon for Cork LGBTI+ Awareness Week – Stephen Spillane, Sunday May 13th

Welcoming is so important to us all; to feel welcome in a place, no matter where it changes our experience of that place. A welcome means that we can truly invest all ourselves, our true selves in a place and not hide any of it. A welcoming place can make all the difference to someone, whether it is to share good news and good times or receive help and support in times of difficulty. It allows people to share their interests and talents fully, while in return experiencing love and support. [Continue Reading]

Bishop Trevor Williams Address at IDAHOT Service, St George’s Belfast. 20th May 2018

This is Pentecost, the Birthday of the Church, when something mysterious, profound and radical happened to Jesus disciples and Mary, Jesus mother, as they met together. Whatever the fiery tongues descending on each represents, these fearful disciples, who ran away and hid at Jesus crucifixion, were transformed into heroic advocates for Jesus and his message. [Continue Reading]

Video: John Bell at General Synod 2018 Fringe Event

John Bell, a member of the Iona Community, Presbyterian minister, broadcaster, hymn-writer and international lecturer will be the Changing Attitude Ireland speaker at this year’s General Synod lunch-time session on Friday May 11th. He has chosen the title, “God, Delight and Diversity”, and plans briefly to explore three subjects: problematic approaches to scripture, the created order as diverse by design, and the need for the laity to have their intelligence, experience and aspirations inform the Church’s deliberations on sexuality. [Continue Reading]

Statement from Changing Attitude Ireland on the Recent Communication from the House of Bishops

Changing Attitude Ireland is disappointed by the content of the Church of Ireland House of Bishops’ recent statement on Human Sexuality in the context of Christian Belief, which was read at the General Synod in Armagh. The statement continues the exclusion of LGBT+ Christians and reinforces the institutional discrimination that they experience from the Church. It does not provide for the much-needed liturgical celebration of LGBT+ people at the point when God is most blessing and enriching their lives. [Continue Reading]