The Shared Conversations in the Church of England was set up in 2014 for a different approach in dealing with the disagreement in the Church over same-sex relationships and by extension, the place of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT) people in the life of the Church. Although it is important to make it clear that the focus has been mainly on Lesbians and Gay while the B and T have largely been avoided. Nonetheless, the process is a refreshing process from what I have heard of past attempts at solving the same issue.
I have had the privillege to take part in this process, although with no experiences of past processes I am perhaps on a different tangem from the many experienced people who has the history of these attempts.
Today, I have just completed my second of that process at the Diocesan (Southwark Diocese) level having taken part in the regional process too. And bringing it 'home' to the Diocese and having more of a focused and relational consideration for the issues, I left the meeting in abject despair with what I heard.