Common Ground: Listening and Engagement

DSC00693The Church and Current Issues in Sexuality

  1. Marriage in the United Kingdom: History and Legal History
    Scot Peterson, Balliol College, Oxford (Presentation Slides)
  2. Revd Canon Professor Loveday Alexander, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at Sheffield University, Emeritus Canon-Theologian at Chester and Canon-Theologian of Chichester Cathedral and assistant priest at her local parish church.
  3. The Revd Dr Ian Paul is a theologian, writer and speaker.   He is Associate Minister at St Nic’s, Nottingham and Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham.

The Church of England is currently engaged in a series of ‘shared conversations’ about sexuality issues.   However, this process offers only a small number of people the opportunity to take part.  ‘Common Ground: Listening and Engagement’ was based on a successful event in the Diocese of Guildford, and was hosted by the Senior Staff of the Diocese of Oxford in order to widen access to current discussions.   This event:

  • Provided a learning experience for the wider diocesan family
  • Explored the historical background to legal marriage in the UK, and hear two differing perspectives on biblical approaches to marriage and sexuality
  • Enabled a spectrum of perspectives to be expressed in a context of openness, listening and learning
  • Provided a context for questions and discussion
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