I want to compliment Toby Green on a very well written piece on the issue of homosexuality and Christian faith: “Praying for recognition” (January 23 2007. M10). I thought it was balanced and fair, and certainly wasn’t attempting to grab a headline or provoke in any way.
I hope it was clear, during your research, that we are open and willing to engage these and any issues affecting students lives. As you know, this is not an easy subject. Where we can make substantial comment together, we will. As I’ve already said, we do not always agree, but choose to work together.
Articles on issues like this make a contribution to the debate, by polarising the parties involved, or helping them understand each other better. I believe your article offers the possibility of the latter. I see elsewhere that you were nominated for a journalism award, and I now see why.
Rev. Rory Dalgliesh
Methodist Chaplain to the University of York