CEEC is grateful to those who have participated in the LLF process – and in particular for feedback submitted by evangelical leaders and churches to the Next Steps Group (the official C of E group responsible for steering the LLF process).
The leaflets below remain on this website to support those still participating in courses/discussion in deaneries and dioceses.
CEEC submission to the Next Steps Group
CEEC has submitted a number of resources to Bishop Sarah Mullaly (chair of the Next Steps Group) including the following papers:
Reflections on engaging with LLF
CEEC is grateful to Council members and friends who have contributed to the development of the Living in Love and Faith suite of resources.
The reflections below from several of these individuals are offered to evangelical churches and leaders as initial reflections on engagement from what might be called a ‘traditional biblical’ viewpoint.
Academic, senior member of Newnham Cambridge, former president of Tear Fund, director of the London Contemporary Society, author and broadcaster.
Read Elaine’s reflections here
Director of Ministries at London City Mission, pastor at a multi-ethnic church in a south London housing estate called ‘’The Bridge”, former (p/t) adviser to the Bishop of London.
Read Jason’s reflections here
Church leader / local licensed minister in Bristol diocese where he leads a six-year-old congregation under a Bishop’s Mission Order. He is also director of Living Out.
Read Ed’s reflections here.
Braver and Safer: Creating spaces for learning together well.
CEEC is grateful for the reassurance offered in section 7 of this document (here) from the LLF Next Steps Group to anyone who ‘in a tone of genuine and respectful sharing or enquiry’ :
- expresses their view that ‘my reading of the Bible is that same-sex activity and/or gender transition are wrong’
- states that their understanding of Scripture is that marriage is intended to be
between a man and a woman, including stating that this is the current position of the Church of England
- asks non-personal questions about sexuality and identity
- unintentionally uses words to describe sexuality or identity that others prefer not to use or even find offensive.
‘Braver and Safer’ indicates that ‘’Such contributions are not homophobic. The utmost care should be taken, therefore, not to use this term in this context: to use it in this way is a form of bullying’’.