Bishops’ Conference on Human Sexuality in the context of Christian Belief

Tuesday January 17th 2012

The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of Ireland will host a conference on ‘Human Sexuality in the context of Christian Belief’ over two days in March.

The conference, open only to members of General Synod, will take place at the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan on Friday March 9 and Saturday March 10, beginning at 4pm on Friday and concluding at 5pm on Saturday.

The bishops say they believe that it will be helpful to the church for members of General Synod to explore and discuss issues of human sexuality in the informal setting of a conference. The conference will examine the teaching of scripture, the current stance of the Church of Ireland, a

nd contemporary understanding of the nature of human sexuality. These areas will be addressed in a way which will facilitate the conversations between members of General Synod on this important topic.

No formal decisions will be taken at this conference as that business belongs properly to a meeting of the General Synod and not to a conference.

The conference proceedings are not open to members of the media or the public; however, there will be media briefing and photo opportunity at the Slieve Russell before and after the conference.


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