Organisations we work with

Affirming Liberalism

Although focused on Oxford, it is open to anyone within and beyond the Oxford diocese who feels drawn to more liberal forms of Christianity. It will help to provide a “home” for those who may feel isolated as Liberal Christians, particularly within the Church of England, although it is open and welcoming to all denominations. It is for both lay and ordained Christians.

Charter for Compassion

On February 28, 2008 Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize and made a wish: for help creating, launching and propagating a Charter for Compassion. Since that day, thousands of people have contributed to the process so that on November 12, 2009 the Charter was unveiled to the world.  The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national difference. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule around the world.

Free to Believe

Free to Believe is an informal network of liberally minded members of the United Reformed Church. It holds a spring residential Conference, and autumn reading party at the URC’s Windermere Centre. This year’s conference “Jesus for the non-religious” was led by Jack Spong.

Greenbelt

Greenbelt is a festival of arts, faith and justice.  It launched in 1974 and has hosted its annual festival every year since. Greenbelt believes that things often kept apart can and should be held together. Things like artistry and activism, spirituality and politics, faith and justice. It is a festival where these things belong together and where all are welcome.  Energised by a progressive Christian worldview, Greenbelt creates a festival that is inclusive, open-minded, participatory and generous in spirit.
PCN Britain has had a presence at Greenbelt since 2011.  We intend to continue that link though not necessarily every year.

Inclusive Church

We are a network of individuals and organisations whose make-up reflects the breadth and scope of the Church of England and beyond. We come from differing traditions and differing locations but we are united in one aim: to celebrate and maintain the traditional inclusivity and diversity of the Anglican communion. We are committed to ensuring that those who are excluded because of their poverty, different abilities, ethnic origin or any other reason can play their full part in the Gospel of Jesus Christ’s unconditional love.

Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement

It is the conviction of members of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement that human sexuality in all its richness is a gift of God, gladly to be accepted, enjoyed and honoured as a way of both expressing and growing in love, in accordance with the lilfe and teaching of Jesus Christ. Therefore it is their conviction that it is entirely compatible with the Christian faith not only to love another person of the same sex but also to express that love fully in a personal sexual relationship.

LivingSpirituality

LivingSpirituality is a new group which brings together the contemplative and active dimensions of life, broadly rooted within the Christian tradition.  We intend LivingSpirituality to be a resource through which people can find
material, groups and people to help deepen and anchor their explorations through all stages of journeying - at times of adversity and at times when we are in touch with the oneness of life.  LivingSpirituality is here to keep people informed about a wide range of initiatives and events relevant to our vision, and to maintain connection between people on a similar journey. 
Email: info@livingspirit.org.uk Address: Petra Griffiths, LivingSpirituality, c/o St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

Modern Church

Formerly known as the Modern Churchpeople’s Union
Modern Church is a membership organisation made up of people, mostly with a Church of England background, who share an open-minded and thoughtful approach to Christian faith.
Members understand that:
~ genuine faith is committed to the search for truth, wherever it comes from
~ it is possible to think and talk about God in ways that make sense in our time and culture
~ we never have absolute certainty.

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