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Adrian Alker, Chair of PCN Britain, responds to the House of Bishops’ report on Marriage and Same Sex Relationships

Adrian Alker, Chair of PCN Britain, responds to the House of Bishops’ report on Marriage and Same Sex Relationships In a letter published in the Church Times on 3rd February, Adrian Alker says that he is “ashamed of the continuing hypocrisy of an institution loyally staffed by many gay and lesbian clergy” and that the hardening of heart against those in same sex relationships will further damage the Church of England.

​Published in Church Times on 3rd February 2017 Adrian Alker wrote:

Despite two years of shared conversations across the dioceses, the bishops of the Church of England in this latest report on marriage and same sex relationships have underscored again how a conservative and evangelical hierarchy can so effectively dig in its heels, reproducing the same set of arguments which have been rehearsed many times. Although the report acknowledges the ‘contested tradition’ of Anglicanism, it is clear that ‘faithfulness to God’s word’ is seen to be understood as lying within the evangelical position. For ‘others’ the imperative to read scripture differently, stems from a ‘parallel conviction’, left unspecified!

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Progressive Voices welcomes your contributions

Progressive Voices welcomes your contributions The deadline for the March edition is Friday February 10th

Progressive Voices is the newsletter and journal of PCN Britain, published four times a year.  We welcome articles which reflect progressive Christian thinking and which encourage an inclusive approach to spirituality and religion. 

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Video producer seeks progressive Christian

Video producer seeks progressive Christian A well known beer company is producing a video about the human diversity in the UK.

We get some strange requests here at the PCN office but this is one of the most unusual.  It seems that the fault lines to emerge from the Brexit vote of 2016 has prompted a well known beer company to commission a film about what makes people in 21st century Britain tick, reflecting, they hope, the rich diversity within these isles.

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