The Listening Process

Reports from the Provinces - Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America.

The Province of Central America is made up of Anglican Churches in five countries. Each one speaks the same language and are in a small region, but the countries have different traditions, customs, politics and secular governments. This is reflected in the churches of those countries. This means that the understandings of sexuality and the processes of listening have been different in each country.

Some of the governments of the region, as well as the Roman Catholic Church, oppose offering freedoms to gay and lesbian people. On the other hand, the media has been influenced by gay and lesbian people and is more liberal. There are significant gay organisations, particularly in El Salvador.

The Churches of the Province are seeking to listen better to one another’s perspectives and mission contexts. There is a great deal of experience of ministering to the excluded in the society and offers the Good News of God’s love for all people. The Bishops will seek to listen to one another and enable their churches to listen to the experience of homosexual people.