First major equalities and diversity report presented to Methodist Conference

Posted on 07/09/08 No Comments

Press Release of the Methodist Church of Great Britain The Methodist Conference has received a major report challenging the Church to eliminate discrimination in an increasingly diverse Christian community. This report is the result of a project initiated in 2004 by the Conference and carried out by the Equalities and Diversity Project, a representative group […]

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Poem: A label hides the human face

Posted on 04/18/08 No Comments

A label hides the human face And keeps a distant link: “I have no need to talk with you, This tag means I don’t think!” “You’re old, transgendered, black, or gay, That’s all I need to know. I just don’t care what makes you ‘you’: I sussed you long ago.” A label here, a label […]

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Report to LGCM – 2008

Posted on 04/01/08 No Comments

We’ve had another exciting year as Outcome, and have made much progress.  We now have a fully up to date website, which can be found at  This keeps everyone up to date with what’s happening in Methodism regarding LGBT issues.  Please take a look and get in touch if you have something to say. […]

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Annual Retreat – 2008

Posted on 02/08/08 No Comments

A Transgendered Perspective What is the annual retreat?  It’s the chance to gather together in peaceful surroundings, to make new acquaintances, renew old ones, share fellowship and explore issues relating to our faith journey. This year’s retreat did not disappoint ! LGBT people are used to different levels of ‘visibility’ in their everyday lives and […]

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In him it is always ‘Yes’

Posted on 01/25/08 No Comments

‘For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you… was not“Yes and No”; but in him it is always “Yes.” For in him every one of God’s promises is a “Yes.” For this reason it is through him that we say the “Amen,” to the glory of God.’ 2 Corinthians 1:19-20 (NRSV) Many […]

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All Are Welcome?

Posted on 12/06/07 No Comments

I have made much use of the hymn “All are welcome” during my Vice Presidential year so far. There is something which appeals to me in all of the verses and speaks of the faith which is so important to me. I can’t say that I always live up to the ideals of it but […]

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Overview of Human Sexuality and the Methodist Church

Posted on 10/18/07 No Comments

The following is a short and easy to read overview of human sexuality and the Methodist Church.  It attempts to cover all of the key points and decisions from 1993 until 2007.  I hope that this may prove useful as a guide.  If you use this resource please let us know your thoughts. Download Overview […]

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The October meeting of the Methodist Council

Posted on 10/16/07 No Comments

Press Release of the Methodist Church of Great Britain The October meeting of the Methodist Council was held on October 15 and 16 at High Leigh Conference Centre in Hertfordshire. The first of three meetings planned for the current Connexional Year, it addressed a wide range of topics. As part of the Team Focus process, […]

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Lets talk about…

Posted on 07/10/07 No Comments

Press Release of the Methodist Church of Great Britain The Methodist Youth Conference is urging the Church to provide greater support for vulnerable young people, to encourage action on climate change and to engage more with young people on issues of faith and sexuality. Received today by the Methodist Conference, the report details all resolutions […]

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Address by the new Vice President of the Methodist Conference

Posted on 07/08/07 No Comments

Ruby Beech, new Vice President of the Methodist Conference, called for Christians to “listen to what God had to say to us today.” She pointed out that, as people celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Act to abolish the slave trade in Britain, there were many at the time who claimed to have Biblical support […]

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