The Listening Process

Contributions from around the World

The aim of these pages is to share reflections on listening processes from around the world to enable both mutual listening and listening to gay and lesbian people.

The items listed reflect the views of the authors and are published with their permission. They are broadly in line with the aims of the listening process. They are sourced from provinces or dioceses of the Anglican Communion or by interested parties.

They focus on the theology and practice of listening.


The Bible and Homosexuality

A lecture by the Revd. Dr. Brett Cane, Essentials Canada. Rector, St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Winnipeg.


Being Biblical - Slavery, Sexuality and the Inclusive Community

A lecture by the Revd. Dr Richard Burridge, Dean of King's College London.


The Church of Uganda

The Position Paper of the Church of Uganda was drawn up in 2005 by a group of theologians and church leaders, both men and women, prior to ACC 13 in Nottingham …More

The Episcopal Church (USA)

Paragraph 135 of the Windsor Report said:
We particularly request a contribution from the Episcopal Church (USA) which explains, from within the sources of authority that we as Anglicans have received in scripture, the apostolic tradition and reasoned reflection, how a person living in a same gender union may be considered eligible to lead the flock of Christ.

The response of the Episcopal Church was a booklet entitled 'To Set Our Hope on Christ' you can download the booklet from this site:

Listening with loving attention - Stephen Lyon - Partnership Secretary of The Church of England's Partnership for World Mission

In his Presidential address at the July 2005 General Synod, held just the day after the horrific London bombings, Archbishop Rowan suggested that 'routine friendship and co-operation remains the best hope we have in any conflict of finding ways forward …More

Hospitality That Listens

A lecture given by Bishop James Tengatenga the Bishop of Southern Malawi to the Partnership for World Mission conference 2006. The theme of the Conference was Hospitality - A Way Into Mission…More

A program of listening from New Zealand

This was an adaptation of the Public Conversation Model from the Family Institute of Cambridge Mass. USA. …More

Listening to Learn, Learning to Listen

The following is a reflection the listening process from Andrew Goddard published as a newsletter on the Fulcrum Website. It is published here to assist thinking about what the listening process is and might be …More

Scripture and Sexuality – our commitment to listening and learning

The following is a lecture in Memory of Canon Norman Autton 2005 by the Archbishop of Wales The Most Revd Barry Morgan …More