Day: December 30, 2014

Understanding international church conflicts over sexuality

“In various denominations, debates on sexual ethics and treatment of minorities have sparked heated international controversy. This is sometimes seen as a conflict between a ‘liberal’ west and ‘conservative’ south. But the reality is more complicated. Savitri Hensman explores the issues:” Both acceptance of, and hostility towards, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people can …

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Five denominations form a credit union for the UK

Anglican, Methodist and Presbyterian churches in England, Scotland and Wales have joined to form The Churches’ Mutual Credit Union Ltd (CMCU).  The credit union, which was approved by regulators on December 16, will offer an alternative to payday lenders, which have been criticized by Archbishop Justin Welby. It is an ecumenical venture involving the Church of …

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