Changing Attitude Ireland Newsletter, October 2013

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Belfast Telegraph: Homophobia is new sectarianism in Northern Ireland

A veteran Church of Ireland cleric has backed David Cameron’s calls for same sex marriage – saying homophobia has become Northern Ireland’s “new sectarianism”. Canon Charles Kenny has spoken out about the attitude to the gay community from within his own Church, claiming that bias was distorting the Christian message. Canon Kenny, who retired from Belfast’s St Anne’s Cathedral in 2000, told the Belfast Telegraph: “The same failings of the Christian Church, and the presentation of the Gospel, which led to sectarianism in the past are playing again now in relation to homophobia.” [Continue Reading]

IDAHO 2012 Posters

Dublin: Christ Church Cathedral, 3.30pm
Cork: St. Anne’s, Shandon, 11.00am Eucharist
L’Derry: St Columb’s Cathedral, 4.00pm
Limerick: St. Mary’s Cathedral, 7.00pm
Waterford: Christ Church Cathedral, 7.30pm [Continue Reading]

Photo: Bishop Michael Burrows at the launch of CAI’s publication, “I Think my Son or Daughter is Gay”

The Rt Revd Michael Burrows, Bishop of Cashel & Ossory pictured at the launch of the new Changing Attitude Ireland publication, ‘I Think my Son or Daughter is Gay’. [Continue Reading]

Diocesan Magazine: Message from the Bishop

As I write the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops from all over the world is just concluding in a very sultry Canterbury. It has been a demanding yet fascinating three weeks, enriched by so many personal encounters and conversations. It has also been a genuine opportunity for bishops to receive in-service theological training for our distinctive ministry in terms of leading and equipping the people of God for mission today. [Continue Reading]