RADICAL INCLUSION .CO.UK

 

please do not erase our lives, our love, and precious parts of who we are

 

 
 

 

'Life shrinks or expands, in proportion to one's courage'

 

WELCOME : for quick-read version of this site - click here

 

 

 

Radical Inclusion involves welcoming, accepting, valuing, and affirming people: seeing each person as potential gift, not out of a kind of magnanimous act of toleration, but recognising gift in exactly who they are and what they can offer to community. Because that's how God, who created us, views each person - as unique and so full of potential, with things to offer everyone else.

There are many kinds of diversity. On this site at present the issue of sexual orientation is being specifically addressed on these pages. 750 rectors and vicars have been identified, who appear considerably sensitive and sympathetic to a more generous and accepting welcome for gay and lesbian people in the Church of England. They represent local church communities who in so many cases share a vision of real radical inclusion.

A survey will be sent out later this year to these 750 men and women, to try to understand their views on how the Church should become truly inclusive.

During the present national health emergency, even this little bit of fact-finding... just a 2-minute survey... will be delayed because we all know this is a time for working together. As a nurse, I'm clear there are immediate priorities that must come first this spring and summer.

Later in the year - and we pray that normal life returns - the bishops will meet (probably in the autumn) to decide how to respond to the 'Living in Love and Faith' process. The survey from this site will try to clarify what front-line church leaders actually think. There are huge issues of conscience involved, because the present Church position on sexuality can't go on as it is: it is doing too much harm.

Many of us, in the coming months, will face great challenges at home and in our local communities. There will also be pitiful situations in many places around the world. May the grace, and practical compassion of God, speak to our consciences and guide us in our prayers.

Susannah Clark

 

 

 

Two parallel sites have been created:

radicalinclusion.co.uk - the site you are visiting right now - is the more 'in depth' version if you have time to read it

radicalinclusion.uk is the 'quick read' version if you want a shorter summary of main points

 

~ click on any of the links below for 'quick read' versions of these pages ~

Home - Radical Inclusion Project A - The Survey Questions - What Inclusion Means - The Harm Being Done - If Nothing Changes After LLF -

Oppressive Assault on Conscience - Top Down Control of the Agenda - Reasons for No Change - Change at Local Church Level -

Radical Inclusion Project B - Affirming the Church of England - Respect for Conscience - Rectors and Vicars Being Surveyed - Links - Lizzie Lowe