This morning saw the launch of our exciting new campaign LGBTI Mission:
The conversations went to the West Midlands (for Birmingham, Coventry, Hereford, Lichfield and Worcester dioceses) on 23–25 June.
The Shared Conversations continued on 11–13 May in the East Midlands (Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Peterborough, Southwell & Nottingham dioceses).
Jeremy Pemberton’s account [Changing Attitude]
Richard Coles’ account [Changing Attitude]
Graham Rutter’s account [olem blog]
Ruth Wilde’s account [Changing Attitude]
Ann Reddecliffe’s account [Changing Attitude]
Updated 17 May: adding Richard
Updated 17 May: adding Graham
Updated 20 May: adding Ruth
Updated 2 August: adding Ann
Today the local phase of the Shared Conversations process continues in Yorkshire with the Dioceses of York, of Sheffield and of Leeds (“West Yorkshire and the Dales”.)
Please continue to hold all the participants in your prayers.
Updated 17 May: adding Tim’s account
Today the local phase of the Shared Conversations process begins in the South West with the Dioceses of Bath & Wells, of Bristol, of Exeter, of Gloucester, and of Truro.
Please hold all the participants in your prayers. Inclusive Church has some suggestions for prayer: Shared Conversations [Inclusive Church].
Entitled Grace and Disagreement, the resource booklets for use in the shared conversations have been published online: ChurchOfEngland.org.
The first booklet
Booklet 1 – Thinking through the process [PDF] – outlines the thinking behind the conversations, the process and their place in the life of the church.
Booklet 2 – A Reader: Writings to resource conversation [PDF] – comprises four essays, including two on scripture, which participants in the conversations are asked to read.
The official website for the Church of England’s shared conversations on scripture, mission and human sexuality has been launched: www.sharedconversations.org.