Devout & Divisive: Bishop Michael Ingham

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Bishop Michael Ingham is one of the first Anglican leaders in the world to bless same-sex unions, an action met in his B.C. diocese with both congratulations and court cases. Freshly into retirement, Michael Ingham looks back on a journey where he says he was merely following his compassionate Master.




"I haven't set out to be a maverick or a rogue in any sense. In fact what I understand myself to have been doing is calling the church back to the original compassion of the Gospel".

Bishop Michael Ingham


Bishop Michael Ingham was one of the first Anglican leaders in the world to bless same-sex unions, an action that drew congratulations and court cases to his B.C. diocese.

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Bishop Michael Ingham has had a profound impact
on the Anglican Church and left Anglicans sharply
divided over his legacy.

During his tenure, he was also an advocate for the inclusion and advancement of women, aboriginal Canadians and the LGBT community. And that didn't always win him friends.



Michael Ingham retired from his position as Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster at the end of the summer. And that's when he spoke with Anna Maria Tremonti. Their conversation originally aired on The Current on Labour Day.

This segment was produced by The Current's Liz Hoath.


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