This document is a compilation of two articles which were published in The Tablet on 4 and 11 August 2018 respectively, under the titles “Homosexuality among the clergy: caught in a trap of dishonesty” and “The lying trap: why gay priests can be truthful about their sexuality”. Here they appear under the titles I gave them originally.
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?
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.
Leeds Church Institute (Leeds, England), April 2018.
Listen to the talk on the LCILeeds blog