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The radical inclusion project is exploring 2 phases of fact-finding and future collaborative action, with the aim of encouraging grassroots vicars, rectors and church communities to move towards open, unashamed and public blessing of gay and lesbian couples' relationships.

Who is being surveyed?

The first phase is a completely anonymous survey to gather data on the views, current practices, and possible future ways forward of 750 vicars and rectors who are believed to be significantly sympathetic to greater affirmation of the relationships of lesbian and gay people in their communities.

Will my responses be anonymous?

The link to the survey will be sent by email, and the results are for numerical purposes only. No responses or views will at any stage be shared or published, except with express permission. The whole purpose of the survey being anonymous is to remove the fear of sanction, while presenting the Church with the actual views of key local priests.

How long does it take?

The survey is on a single page, and takes 1 or 2 minutes to complete, involving 7 check boxes which can be ticked or ignored, and an optional comment box at the end, if the person wants to add anonymous thoughts, or qualify the answers implied by a tick.

What happens next?

When the survey responses have been collated, all those who have participated will be sent a detailed and anonymous breakdown of the findings. The hope is that this survey will make clear to bishops the strength of conscience on these issues in many churches, and the need for change. Given the grave harm being done to gay and lesbian people, this change can no longer be indefinitely delayed.




Two parallel sites have been created:

radicalinclusion.uk - the site you are visiting right now - is the 'quick read' version if you are in a hurry

radicalinclusion.co.uk is the in-depth site for reading more deeply on any section and to reflect further


~ click on any of the links below for more detailed versions of the pages available here in quick-read form:

Home - Radical Inclusion Project A - The Survey Questions - What Inclusion Means - The Harm Being Done - If Nothing Changes After LLF -

Oppressive Assault on Conscience - Top Down Control of the Agenda - Reasons for No Change - Change at Local Church Level -

Radical Inclusion Project B - Affirming the Church of England - Respect for Conscience - Rectors and Vicars Being Surveyed - Links - Lizzie Lowe