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Anglican Communion and Homosexuality

Episode 2 of 3

The Anglican Communion, the global body of the Anglican church, is deeply divided over how it reconciles its differences on same-sex marriage. Matthew Taylor presents.

The Anglican Communion, the global body of the Anglican Church, is deeply divided over how it reconciles its differences on same-sex marriage. Many feel the Communion is being ripped apart by, on the one hand, Western provinces where gay Christians are welcomed into the Church and where there is growing support for same-sex marriage and, on the other, conservative provinces in Africa where homosexuality is seen as a 'sin' and in places is criminalised. It is a debate not just about different scriptural interpretations, but a power struggle between two opposing cultural world views. For some it is simply a question of what should come first; unity or justice? Jayne Ozanne is a gay British evangelical Christian. Reverend Canon Hassan John is from the Anglican church in Nigeria. They both join Matthew Taylor to see whether despite strongly opposing views they can agree to differ.

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