Reform responds to the Canterbury primates communique

Reform is grateful to God that the Primates have voted so overwhelmingly in favour of affirming two important principles

Reform is grateful to God that the Primates have voted so overwhelmingly in favour of affirming two important principles: first, that Anglican doctrine is determined by Scripture and secondly, that marriage is between a man and a woman in faithful, lifelong union.

We join with them, once again, in condemning homophobic prejudice and violence and their rejection of criminal sanctions against same-sex attracted people.

We affirm the Statement made by GAFCON yesterday and continue to pray that the Church of England will neither permit the blessing of same-sex unions nor ordain nor licence those in active homosexual relationships.

We continue to pray to our gracious Father for the whole church, “that all they who do confess thy holy Name may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity, and godly love.” (Book of Common Prayer)

Note: Reform is a network of clergy and laity within the Church of England who work to identify practical ways of reforming the Church of England to enable the clear proclamation of the gospel that Jesus Christ is Lord.

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