St John’s Waterloo, already with a reputation for hosting blessings of those involved in “gay marriage” has pushed the envelope out further by having a full Muslim prayer service onsite, including a clear endorsement at the end by the incumbent, Giles Goddard.
The Inclusive Mosque Initiative invites you to join us on March 6th 2015 for an inclusive jummah salah led by Dr. Amina Wadud at St. Johns Church Waterloo.The jummah takes place in the run up to International Women’s Day and marks the contribution of Dr. Amina Wadud who has been formidable in her stance for gender justice in Islam.
Why is this happening in a Church?
We have been generously offered this spiritual space by the Reverend Giles Goddard, Vicar of St John’s church. The entire earth is a place of prayer and this event marks not only our commitment to gender justice and accessibility but also our commitment to interfaith (and intrafaith) connectivity.
I’m not Muslim can I join the prayer?
Muslims of all denominations are welcome to pray with us, and peoples of all faiths and none. Children, toddlers and babies are also welcome and have free reign to climb on adults during prayer.
Have a look for yourself…
I think it’s fair to say that this will not go down well for many. For starters it’s a clear breach of Church of England Canon Law.
Watch this space. I understand a formal complaint is going to be made, perhaps even a clergy discipline complaint. We’ll try to keep you updated.