From Exclusion to Inclusion: Marriage for All

From Exclusion to Inclusion: Marriage for All

One of the exciting recent developments in the UK as well as in other Western democracies is the way in which same-sex relationships have gained in recognition. With the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, homosexuals enjoy the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as heterosexuals.

Start Date:
Saturday 15th March 2014
Start Time:
9:30AM
Location:
St Mark’s CRC, 4 St Mark’s Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2SG
Contact:
St Mark’s CRC
Phone:
0114 266 3613
Email:
info@stmarkscrc.co.uk
Speakers:
Adrian Thatcher
Cost:
CRC & PCN members-£12; Non-members-£14; Students/unwaged-£5
Website:
www.stmarkscrc.co.uk

Unsurprisingly, this development is proving controversial, raising fundamental questions about the nature and purpose of marriage. To help us gain an informed progressive perspective, CRC is delighted that Adrian Thatcher has agreed to lead a day conference on this vitally important topic.

Adrian, an Anglican theologian and Visiting Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Exeter University, is an internationally recognised authority in the sphere of human sexuality, gender identity and marriage. He has published extensively in these areas and is currently editing The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality and Gender. Adrian will offer an historical overview of marriage before presenting a radical theology of marriage for all consenting adults, irrespective of gender.

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