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]