Although the organizers of Bridging Voices determined that neither Orthodoxy in Dialogue nor editor Giacomo Sanfilippo had anything to contribute to this conversation, we share it with our readers in order to ensure your inclusion in it. Check our Bridging Voices: Call for Responses if you would like to respond to this report or to any portion of it, or consider writing a letter to the editors.
Drawing on the perspectives of twenty-one participants, in ten essays, the Exeter-Fordham consortium’s report begins a nuanced and respectful conversation around sexual diversity and the Eastern Orthodox Church.
This report provides a diverse set of perspectives in the debate around sexual diversity in the Eastern Orthodox Church. It is a step towards articulating and clarifying the theology and discipline of the Eastern Orthodox Church on matters of sex, gender, and sexuality. This report serves as a point of reference and departure for ongoing conversations about Orthodoxy and sexuality in terms familiar to the Orthodox Church. It re-articulates and explores the topic of Orthodox identity and sexual diversity within the context of secular and pluralist political frameworks. The report includes ten summary arguments presented by participants at the project’s first digital workshop, which involved 21 participants in total.
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