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Resources on marriage

Resources on marriage

The Evangelical Alliance has been centrally involved in campaigning to resist the government's drive to redefine marriage.

Though we regret that parliament's passing of the Same-Sex Marriage Bill marks a change in what we believe is the ideal when it comes to marriage, we are not disheartened. Because we absolutely believe that God is sovereign over all things.

We have produced guidance for churches and Christians following the introduction of the new Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013. This Marriage FAQs booklet is available to download.

Access our Marriage FAQs guidance booklet.

We also produced a church briefing in July 2013 following the introduction of the Act, and this is available to download.

Download our marriage briefing for churches (July 2013).

Please be assured of our continuing commitment to promote a biblical view of marriage for our society, and to defend religious freedoms in light of the law changing. We will also produce a range of resources to help Christians to express their views about marriage and to help churches practise marriage freely.

You can find more details on the public policy work of the Alliance on the redefinition of marriage here.

Read the full statement from Dr Dave Landrum, director of advocacy, on the third reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.

Read our web article following the government's decision to redefine marriage.

How we responded to the plans to redefine marriage:

  • The Alliance met with government ministers, MPs and Peers to present evangelical concerns.
  • The Alliance became a founder member of the Coalition for Marriage and a member of the core campaign group.
  • The Alliance made a submission to the government's consultation on redefining marriage.
  • The Alliance contributed to numerous national and local media debates and discussions.
  • Ahead of the debate and vote in parliament in early 2013 the Alliance provided a briefing for MPs to aid their contribution to the debate.
  • The Alliance contributed evidence to the Committee Stage of the bill.
  • The Alliance has provided prayer updates and regular briefings via PQ. All our articles on marriage are available online.

The Alliance has also produced a theological resource for church leaders, Biblical and pastoral responses to homosexuality.