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‘Science and Theology in Human Sexuality’ CONFERENCE

19 September 2016 (11am) – 20 September 2016 (4pm) @ St John’s College, Durham University (Durham)

A two-day conference on Science and Theology in Human Sexuality, will be held at St John’s College, Durham University, England, from 19th to 20th September 2016. The event will be concerned with the contribution of science to current Christian debates on human sexuality, especially (but not only) in the Church of England. Frequent calls are made on all sides for attention to be paid to the findings of science in relation to the factors influencing sexual orientation, the outcomes of efforts to change sexual orientation, good practice in relation to pastoral care, etc., but there has been little critical attention to the scientific literature and to the way in which interpretation of this literature has been influenced by theological perspectives. This conference – held in association with the Royal College of Psychiatrists – seeks to provide a critical, state-of-the-art review of the key scientific issues, including plenary contributions from some of the leading scientists and researchers in the field. Attention will be given to the various ways in which science and theology may engage in constructive inter-disciplinary dialogue, with the aim of furthering the debate in the churches in a constructive and open way.

Registration is 11am-1pm (lunch at 1pm) on Mon 19th Sept and departure from 4pm on Tues 20th Sept.

To view and download the conference poster, please click here.

To view and download the conference programme, please click here.

For any queries regarding booking, please contact conferenceadministration.service@durham.ac.uk or telephone +44(0)191 334 2883

For any queries regarding the conference, please contact: Samuel Tranter samuel.tranter@durham.ac.uk

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Royal College of Psychiatrists