What Other Churches and Faiths are saying


Faithful Conversations,  Ed. James Childs,  Publ.  Fortress Press 2003

A collection of essays from the Lutheran Church.


Listening: Understanding Homosexuality, Presbyterian Church of Canada, 2003


Journey Together Faithfully: The Church and Homosexuality, ELCA, 2003


Journey Together Faithfully: ELCA Studies on Sexuality, Part 1. ELCA, 2002


Siker, Jeffrey S., ed.  Homosexuality in the Church: Both Sides of the Debate.  Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/J. Knox Press, 1994.

Church authorities discuss the place of homosexuals in the community of faith in a balanced treatment of the issues and with contrasting insights.


On the Net:


From the Church of Ireland: http://www.ireland.anglican.org/archives/issues/issarchive/sexuality.html


From the Presbyterian Church USA http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/6091/sexuality.html


From the United Methodists http://divinity.library.vanderbilt.edu/Carpenter/Tradition_Statements/umc.ht



From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America http://www.elca.org/faithfuljourney/


From the United Church of Christ  http://www.elca.org/faithfuljourney/


Perhaps you have found this from the Church of England: http://www.cofe.anglican.org/view/sexuality.html


Homosexuality and the Evangelical: The Influence of Contemporary Culture by Robert K. Johnston

Robert K. Johnston, Ph.D., is Professor of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA 91182. Prior to that he was Vice-President and Dean of North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. Johnston is the author of Evangelicals at an Impasse: Biblical Authority in Practice (John Knox Press 1979), from which this text is Chapter Five. http://www.religion-online.org/cgi-bin/relsearchd.dll/showarticle?item_id=243


Homosexuality and Scripture by Rev Dr David Hilborn, Theological Adviser, Evangelical Alliance (UK)



The Qu'ran (Koran) and Homosexuality 

(would like this piece included under "Cultural Influences" as an understanding to the Islamic view.)