In the midst of a recent controversy over the ordination of openly gay ministers, the Church of Scotland placed a moratorium on public discussion about the subject for the next two years. Meanwhile the issue urgently needs to be addressed. The Iona Community has been speaking out on behalf of the full inclusion of gay and transgendered Christians for many years, as reflected in many of our publications. As a response to recent events we here bring together in one digital download some of the material on this subject that has appeared in our books over the years.
Quote, by Anna Briggs
Divided people, by Kathy Galloway
All the parts of the body, by Kathy Galloway
Why should this be so difficult? by Neil Squires
Christ from a different starting point, by Kathy Galloway
All are one in Christ Jesus, by Simon de Voil
Prayer of a gay man, by Rosie Miles
Prayer of a lesbian who wishes to become a priest, by Rosie Miles
What have we done? by Nicola Slee
Forgive the sin, by Rosie Miles
Prayer for lesbian and gay people, by Giles David
Worship resources from The Soul Loves the Body, an Iona Abbey service affirming sexuality and celebrating diversity:
Suggested Bible reading
Prayers of intercession
Dancing on the edge, by Alix Brown
Dreaming of Eden (i), (ii) and (iii), by Kathy Galloway
Plus introductory excerpts from three books on sexuality: Dreaming of Eden, No Ordinary Child and Coming In
19 pages of resources plus 28 pages of further reading in the form of extracts from books.
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