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Consultation in Kenya on sexuality and scripture

Consultation in Kenya on sexuality and scripture

The Chicago Consultation and the Ujamaa Centre of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal met in Kenya to explore issues of sexuality in dialogue with scripture:

A group of 27 African Anglicans, 16 Episcopalians and several ecumenical friends gathered July 29-August 1, 2013 at the Jumuia Conference Centre in Limuru, Kenya, to explore issues of sexuality in dialogue with scripture. The consultation continued conversations and relationships begun two years earlier at a similar consultation in Durban, South Africa.

Over three days, the group heard plenary presentations from bishops, priests, scriptural scholars and lay leaders, met several times a day for Bible study, prayed in English, Swahili, Igbo and Zulu, and worked together to find life-giving meanings in biblical passages dealing with damaged and dangerous masculinity, misogyny and homophobia.

Convened by the Chicago Consultation and the Ujamaa Centre of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, the consultation was founded on the conviction that ongoing connections among Anglicans who are interested in the theology of human sexuality and will make it easier for us to work together in mission and to communicate productively when challenging Communion-wide issues arise.


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Michael Russell

This is good work to be doing, the Chicago Consultation leads the way in peer to peer dialogue right at the heart of the Communion’s most difficult topic.

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