Welcome to Accepting Evangelicals
Patrons: Rev Steve Chalke, Rt Rev David Gillett, Vicky Beeching,
Rev Ruth Gouldbourne, Jeremy Marks
This week’s AE Blog looks ahead to the CofE’s College of Bishops who are meeting next week. In an unprecedented residential meeting they will spend two days talking about sexuality in the first of the CofE’s ‘Shared Conversations’.
If these ‘Shared Conversations’ are going to succeed, there needs to be a new openness and honesty from Bishops about their views and, among a significant number of Bishops, about their own sexuality.
This will require the kind of courage which Vicky Beeching showed last month when she came out. Please pray for them.
Don’t forget to get your free tickets for our 10th Anniversary Celebration in October – tickets are available here.
We are an open network of Evangelical Christians…
who believe the time has come to move towards the acceptance of faithful, loving same-sex partnerships at every level of church life, and the development of a positive Christian ethic for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Accepting Evangelicals is for everyone who would call themselves Evangelical.
people who believe that loving, faithful same-sex relationships built on mutual commitment and self-giving love are not condemned in the Bible
people who are willing to accept the Christian integrity of those who affirm same-sex relationships, although they do not personally hold this view.
We welcome people from all Christian Churches, Fellowships & Denominations.
We offer both:
Open Membership to those who are happy to be publicly associated with Accepting Evangelicals. Their names will appear on our website in due course.
Confidential Membership to those who are concerned that their public support would put them at risk of prejudice or discrimination. Their names will remain confidential and will not appear on our website.
Membership details, both open and confidential, will not be passed onto third parties unless we have your express permission.