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July 2014 Review is now available for download or to read online here >>


New Vice President of Affirming Catholicism appointed

Details here 

Theological and historical perspectives
A Day Conference

at St Matthew’s Westminster

Audio feeds of the speakers’ contributions at Saturday 25 January’s Conference are now available via the links below:

Jorun Økland - Centre for Gender Studies, Oslo »
Paul, marriage and the New Testament

Cally Hammond - Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge »
Augustine and early church understandings of marriage

Hannah Cleugh - University College, Durham »
Marriage, the Reformation and the BCP

Jeremy Morris - King’s College, Cambridge »
Marriage and the Church of England in the nineteenth century

Iain McLean - Nuffield College, Oxford »
Establishment, politics and same-sex marriage after the Pilling Report

Marriage has been much in the news recently. Some maintain that the Christian ideal of marriage is and can only be between one man and one woman, providing the proper context in which children are conceived and raised. Others regard deep committed relationships to be God-given and marriage-like, regardless of whether they are between a man and a woman, two women, or two men. The conference offered an opportunity to consider how marriage is presented in Scripture and how it has been framed through Christian history, and to explore the Church of England’s current position on marriage and same-sex relationships.

The full programme of the day is AVAILABLE HERE >>


Our President’s retirement

Bishop MichaelThe President of Affirming Catholicism, The Rt Revd Michael Perham, has announced he is retire as Bishop of Gloucester later this year. The Board is grateful for Bishop Michael’s support and counsel over his years as our President.
Bishop Michael comments:
I accepted with delight the invitation to become President of Affirming Catholicism because I believe passionately in both the comprehensiveness of the Anglican Communion, with every strand of tradition vibrant and focused on the Gospel, and, among those strands, in the generous catholic tradition that has nurtured me and which I believe has much to offer at the present time.

The Rt Revd Michael Perham, Bishop of Gloucester
President of Affirming Catholicism

Sample BooksFull range of publications in the Bloomsbury Affirming Catholicism imprint can be viewed here >>

In response to requests from Diocesan Synod Representatives around the country, Affirming Catholicism and the Society of Catholic Priests jointly launched a booklet Women Bishops: Understanding the Arguments as a contribution to informing the debate and decisions in which the General Synod is now engaged.

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