The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness
March 10 -12, 2017
Candler School of Theology, Emory University
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools (AUMTS) co-hosted an academic theological colloquy on “The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.” The colloquy was in support of the Council of Bishops.
GBHEM and AUMTS have invited a diverse group of scholars and theologians from around the world to write and present papers and reflections on human sexuality and Christian doctrine. The presenters come from:
- 13 United Methodist seminaries in the U.S.
- Asbury Theological Seminary
- Africa University (Zimbabwe)
- Reutlingen Theological School (Germany)
- Wesley Divinity School (Philippines)
The goal of the academic theological colloquy is to provide a comprehensive and constructive conversation that will serve as a resource for the Council of Bishops and the greater church. All information presented at the three-day colloquy will provide content for a book, which will be published in spring 2018. The book will be presented to the Council of Bishops and The Way Forward Commission.