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The Cutting Edge Consortium comprises different organisations working for the elimination of any faith-based homophobia/transphobia and institutionalised prejudice towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.

  • 1st November 2014: The 4th Cutting Edge Consortium Conference is now under way! More details will be added in the next week, but we thank everyone who has taken the time to attend, speak and run workshops for us :)
  • 30th October 2014: Article from CEC Chair - Maria Exall: Our Commitment to Challenging Faith Based Homophobia/Transphobia (link)
  • 14th October 2014: EHRC Call for evidence submissions. FINAL CALL: "Has your religion or belief, or that of other people, affected your experiences in the workplace or the services you receive as part of your daily life?" (see website)
  • 14th October 2014: The updated programme for our 2014 conference can now be found on our conference page (more)
  • 21st September 2014: Tickets are still available for the 2014 Cutting Edge Consortium Conference. Please see our Conference Page for further details 
  • 20th September 2014: The CEC send our support and greetings to "LoveSpirit for their upcoming conference. Further details can be found on their website
  • 22nd May 2014: CEC Media Release - CEC Welcomes Catholic Bishops Affirmation of Civil Partnerships (more)
  • 28th March 2014: Religious leaders support marriage for same-sex couples (more)
  • 6th March 2014: We will be holding a pre-conference event on 10th March 2014: Created in God's Image? Beyond the Gender Binary (more)
  • 21st February 2014: Details for the 4th Cutting Edge Conference published. Tickets now on sale (more)
  • 20th January 2014: CEC Seminar to be held on 4th February at House of Commons: Equality & Religious Freedom: What accommodation is reasonable? (more)
  • 10th November 2013: Affiliation Renewals Notice (more)
  • 4th October 2013: Letter to Prime Minister/Deputy Prime Minister regarding the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill (more)
  • 3rd June 2013: TUC Lords Briefing (2nd Reading) (more)
  • 2nd June 2013: Letter to Members of the House of Lords re The Marriage (Same-Sex couples) Bill, 2013 (more)
  • 29th May 2013: Letter from Bishop of Salisbury to Lord Ali re Equal Marriage (more)
  • 20th May 2013: CEC Briefing on The Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill, 2013 (more)
  • 3rd March 2013: Event (11/03/13): Cutting Edge Consortium at the House of Commons: Religious Freedom & LGBT Rights - are they compatible? (more

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