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Report from Jakarta: International Consultation on Church and Homophobia

By Joseph N. Goh at AACRE. An International Consultation on Church and Homophobia (ICCH) was held at the Jakarta Theological Seminary (JTS) in Jakarta, Indonesia from November 23 to 26, 2014. This consultative conference was co-organised by JTS, the National Council of Churches in India, the Theological Department of the Christian University of Duta Wacana, the Communion of Churches of Indonesia, the Fellowship of Women Theologians, the World Student Christian Federation-Asia Pacific, and the Christian Conference of Asia. The conference sought to introduce LGBT issues Read More +

International Consultation on Church and Homophobia | Day 1 | November 23, 2014

The day began bright and early as the three of us — Raymond Lee, One Liew and I — made our way to the airport. We found ourselves in an unbelievably long queue leading to the drop-bag counter at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, but thankfully got everything done under 30 minutes from the moment we arrived. We were greeted at the Jakarta airport by Rev. Stephen Suleeman and a Jakarta Theological Seminary (JTS) student. We soon arrived at JTS and were whisked off to Read More +

International Consultation on Church and Homophobia, November 23-26, 2014, Jakarta Theological Seminary

A Gathering of Asian Churches and Seminary to Address Homophobia as Human Rights Violations Sexual minorities (lesbian, gay, bi­sexual and transgender – LGBT) have been receiving a lot of attention recently. In its accreditation guide, ATESEA mentions that member schools need to pay close attention to LGBT issues. Nevertheless, views on sexual minorities are varied. Some churches support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, even to the point of marrying them and ordaining LGBT priests, while others accept them under certain conditions. Many people, however, Read More +