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Inclusive Church is a network of churches, groups and individuals uniting together around a shared vision:

"We believe in inclusive Church - a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate. We will continue to challenge the church where it continues to discriminate against people on grounds of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity, or sexuality. We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ."

Book Review: 'The City is My Monastery – A Contemporary Rule of Life’ by Richard Carter

  This most compelling book is about the evolution and identity of the Nazareth Community at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Rev Richard Carter serves as an NSM there, among immigrants, the desperate, homeless, and broken. It is lived experience and practice within fully inclusive communities. Filled with beautiful poetry, prayer, Lectio-Divina and autobiographical stories, it is balm for the soul.   Rooted in the unconditional, love, mercy and grace of Chr Read More »

Sexual Ethics and a New Type of Christian

  My name is Judith and I'm conducting some PhD research around how a new generation of Christians formulate their sexual ethics. I don’t just mean “young Christians” - I think that there is a new sort of Christian emerging, all across the world. These Christians can be found across denominations, in evangelical churches, liberal churches, middle of the road churches, high churches, low churches, charismatic churches and emerging Read More »

Covid, Inclusion and the Countryside

  “I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live. “ Vita Sackville-West “Paradoxically, city people are the ones who praise the charms of country life. Exhausted by the busy and noisy city, they idealize the green tranquillity of the country life, forgetting that besides its charming qualities, country life also brings Read More »

Ruth Wilde: talk to the Liberation Theology Conference 2020

  'With the pandemic heightening an already divided and unequal society, what lessons can people of faith learn to enable us to build a more inclusive church?' My friend Anna send me a text message back in May saying that her friend and fellow midwife had died. She was only 29 and Anna was devastated. Safaa Alam worked with Anna at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital and her death came just two weeks after the death of her father from the sa Read More »