Links

Just a selection of the vast amount of information on-line… To complement your reading and research, we offer a selection of web sites that may be of use. Due to the membership of our organisation, preference has been given to UK based sites. We hope this is a judicious selection, but please note that no one listed has any official endorsement from the CSCS. Please write to the webmaster ( info@christianityandsexuality.com) if you know of any sites worth adding or commenting on. May this be a Links page to reflect your interests!

Categories For ease of use, sites have been listed in the following categories:

Belief

  1. Affirming Catholicism A movement within the Church of England and the Anglican Communion, formed in 1990. Moderate to radical on issues of human sexuality
  2. The Bible and Interpretation site includes material on the political side of biblical archeology.
  3. Christian Classic Ethereal Library contains an impressive amount of high-quality Christian academic material.
  4. The Modern Church  Radical to moderate views on human sexuality. Lesbian and Gay affirming.
  5. Religious Tolerance A Canadian-based site carefully analysing hot Christian topics of debate.
  6. Thinking Anglicans Blogs from a liberal Anglican perspective covering news, events and documents that affect church people.

Gender and Intersex

  1. The Catholic Transgender. An informative blog from a Catholic trans perspective
  2. Gendered Intelligence A community interest company that looks to engage people in debates about gender.
  3. Sibyls UK-based confidential Christian spirituality group for transgender people, and their supporters, offering companionship along the journey, and information/advocacy to churches.

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Health

  1. AIDSmap HIV information
  2. British Medical Journal
  3. Counselling Directory A confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help.
  4. The Lancet Another leading medical journal.
  5. NHS Direct is a good site to visit for reliable health information.
  6. ThinkNatural Alternative medicine.
  7. Terrence Higgins Trust
  8. Patient UK A directory of patient self-help and support groups, aiming to help non-medical people find information on health and illness.

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Humanitarian

  1. Amnesty International
  2. CAFOD is the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development, the official aid and relief agency of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales. It has particularly pioneered work on HIV/AIDS support and prevention, and gender inequality, including human trafficking, in the Southern hemisphere.
  3. Christian Aid is an agency of the British and Irish churches working with the world’s poor in over 60 countries.
  4. Oxfam
  5. The SamaritansThe leading UK listening organisation.

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Living

  1. Bully OnLine The web site that validates the experience of bullying. Half the [UK] population are bullied…
  2. Ethical Consumer should be the first port of call for any ethical shopper.
  3. Green Choices is a portal to the best ethically minded companies, selling everything from food to fridges.
  4. How To Complain is a one-stop shop for advice on how to complain about almost anything.
  5. Life Rites is dedicated to serving the needs of those individuals who hold no formal religious beliefs and who seek to affirm their life and death in a personal and individual manner.
  6. National Council for the Divorced and Separated  / N.C.D.S.Phoenix
  7. New Scientist A leading science journal.
  8. The Oldie is a monthly magazine that was founded by Richard Ingrams, who was also the editor of Private EyeThe Oldie is not about age but is for any independent-minded reader. A sense of humour is an advantage and a love of cartoons. It has a ‘God’ slot adjacent to one entitled ‘… and Mammon’.

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Media

  1. The Guardian
  2. The Times
  3. The Telegraph
  4. Church Times Weekly Anglican newspaper, based in the UK. The website has many links to other church/religious sites.
  5. The Tablet Important international Roman Catholic weekly.
  6. BBC The portal to one of the world’s leading sources of information.
  7. ITV
  8. Channel 4
  9. Channel 5

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Politics

  1. Charter88 wants to put the bite back into politics. Promotes accountability and openness at all levels of government, and seeks “proper” representation for women and UK minority communities.
  2. The Conservative Party
  3. The Labour Party
  4. The Liberal Democrat Party
  5. The Houses of Parliament Including Hansard debates from the two chambers of the UK parliament.
  6. Open Government A gold mine of UK governmental information.
  7. The European Commission
  8. European Court of Human Rights
  9. The European Parliament

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Sexuality

  1. Alternatives to Marriage Project An American site that provides resources, advocacy, and support to people who have chosen not to get married, are unable to marry, or are in the process of deciding whether marriage is right for them.
  2. The Body is Sacred A Catholic site dealing with sexuality, presenting “a modern view based on academic scholarship  and pastoral experience”
  3. Calendar of Queer Saints and Martyrs  Directory of LGBT saints and martyrs, at Queering the Church
  4. Catholics for Choice  Founded in 1973 to serve as a voice for Catholics who believe that the Catholic tradition supports a woman’s moral and legal right to follow her conscience in matters of sexuality and reproductive health.
  5. Changing Attitude Working for gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender affirmation within the Anglican Communion
  6. Christian Lesbians On-line Provides resources for those women who are just coming out and struggling with reconciling their faith and their sexuality.
  7. CLGS (Centre for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry), Pacific School of Religion
  8. EFLGCG The European Forum of Lesbian and Gay Christian Groups.
  9. LGBT Catholic Handbook Online resource housed at Fordham University
  10. LGBTQ Religious Studies Centre at Chicago Theological Seminary
  11. LGCM Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.
  12. YLGC Young Lesbian and Gay Christians (under 30s!)
  13. Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples A US resource for same-sex couples. Supporting the diverse community of committed gay and lesbian partners through a variety of media. The constantly updated web site contains more than 200 essays, survey and legal articles. About a third of the articles are on legal marriage.
  14. Press for Change A lobbying and educational group for the transgendered community.
  15. Quest An organisation for lesbian, gay and bisexual Roman Catholics in the UK.
  16. Religious Institute Founded in 2001, the US based Religious Institute is a multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.
  17. Sexual Freedom Coalition
  18. Stonewall Gay and lesbian pressure group.
  19. Whosoever News journal for gay and lesbian Christians.

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Women

  1. Catholic Women’s Ordination A site is dedicated to the campaign for the ordination of women in the Roman Catholic
    Church.
  2. Women Can Be Priests “Largest academic website on women’s ordination”
  3. Roman Catholic Womenpriests (USA) A model of service that offers Catholics a renewed priestly ministry in vibrant grassroots communities where all are equal and all are welcome
  4. WATCH (Womenand the Church)  has a vision of the Church of England as a community of God’s people where justice and equality prevail. WATCH believes that this vision is rooted in the scriptures and reflects God’s will for the whole world. Its Chair is Christina Rees, and Jenny Standage edits its twice-yearly publication, Outlook. WATCH is currently campaigning for the consecration of women to the episcopate.

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And finally … … just when you thought you were surviving the quicksands of Christianity and sexuality, you come across Mrs Betty Bower’s gracious Christian web site (this should only be read by those who have an irreverent sense of humour about their faith).

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