Faith Matters

Dr Charles McMullen: The challenge of building relationships

Last week's Presbyterian General Assembly was dominated by votes to split from the Church of Scotland and to back guidelines excluding gay couples from full membership of its congregations - actions which appear to sit uncomfortably with 'building relationships', its theme for the year. Meanwhile, the assembly also agreed that the moderator should meet Pope Francis and called on politicians to set aside their differences at Stormont. No wonder many people are confused... Dr Charles McMullen, this year's moderator, explains what 'building relationships' means to him

The Rt Rev Dr Charles McMullen is taking the theme of 'building relationships' into his year as Presbyertian moderator. Picture by Mal McCann
I have chosen as my theme for the year 'building relationships', which comes with the strapline from 2 Corinthians 5:14: "For Christ's love compels us." In the opening chapter[...]

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