Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses.
Friday saw tens of thousands of young people come together across the UK in remembrance events to remember those who lost their lives in conflict and to call for peace in our communities today.
The following is by Saskia Martić a Year 11 student of Oasis Academy Southbank.
Oasis has joined with Stonewall and a host of other organisations to show its unwavering support for trans equality with an advert in Metro.
Over the past year, there has been a disturbing increase in hate directed at trans people in the media and online. Oasis wanted to send out a clear message: we’re proud to stand with our trans family, colleagues, and friends and we will keep working, together, until we achieve equality for trans people everywhere.
In response to the Government’s announcement that it will look to ban ‘conversion therapies’, the Rev’d Steve Chalke, Founder and Global leader of Oasis has made the following statement:
“Today the Government unveiled its 75-point plan to tackle LGBT inequality. Among its commitments is a desire to ban ‘controversial conversion therapy’ – practices designed to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
As a broadcaster, commentator and ‘TV vicar’, Rev Steve Chalke has been on our TV screens for over 25 years. Today, he is taking to the airwaves to give far more than advice or commentary as he launches a ground-breaking campaign to ban the dangerous practice of conversion therapy.
Churches should be among the first to include, welcome, support and accept transgender people, says one of the world’s leading evangelical Christians.
In his new eBook published today, Rev Steve Chalke highlights that in the New Testament, the first non-Jewish convert to Christianity was someone with sexual and gender minority status.
This month marks 50 years since homosexual acts were decriminalised. In the decades that followed further pro-LGB+T measures brought increased hope, recognition and liberation to countless people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
Gay sex is a sin. The New Testament makes that abundantly clear.
Or does it?
According to one of the UK’s most prominent evangelicals, if Christian scholarship engages with archaeological evidence from the rediscovered ancient city of Pompeii, much of St Paul’s teaching on sexuality must be radically reinterpreted.
Oasis delivers Christ-centred community hubs in 36 neighbourhoods around the country. We've learnt a lot about church-led in the last thirty years and Active Church is our opportunity to share that knowledge with others. Until now, that training has been delivered in Waterloo and Birmingham and we've been limited in how often we could make it happen. However, in the Autumn we'll be releasing a web-based resource that churches can access as and when they need, so that they can enhance the way they work in community.