One in Christ: Why do LGBTQI people feel excluded by the Churches? [Audio]

An audio recording of James Alison and Sarah Bachelard discussing the meaning of homosexuality for today. – Why has a natural human orientation so often been cruelly punished and persecuted by church authorities? Why do churches still split over the issue?

A SoundCloud stream (87 minutes)

Sarah Bachelard is a theologian, retreat leader and priest in Anglican Orders. She is a member of WCCM (The World Community for Christian Meditation) and an honorary research fellow at the Australian Catholic University. She also leads Benedictus, an ecumenical contemplative community. Sarah is the author of Experiencing God in a Time of Crisis and Resurrection and Moral Imagination.

The event took place at the Meditatio Centre, London, on 15 May 2018.

Reading Scripture and the LGBT Question [video]

Invited Lecture at the Seminary of the Southwest (Episcopal), Austin Texas, on the evening of 12 September 2017.

How do we begin to understand the ways religion is used to marginalize the LGBTQ+ community? What are thoughtful ways to move out of the binds around faith and a desire to be affirming? James will consider the framework around scripture pertaining to gender and sexuality.

The Role of the Church in Encouraging  a Greater Sense of Community [video]

On 14 December 2016, Trinity Church Wall Street in New York, USA, convened a Trinity Institute Dialogue on the 2016 U.S. presidential election featuring theologian James Alison and Duncan Morrow, Director of Community Engagement at the University of Ulster (Belfast, UK).

The full conversation (streamed video, 1:31:27) can be watched here

Given the highly-partisan and divided state of the nation, a question came up about the role of the church in encouraging  a greater sense of community (streamed video, 03:03):

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