How can people of faith engage in constructive conversations about sexuality when we are more aware than ever of its complexity and diversity? When the word “sex” itself can elicit conflict and division, is it possible to move beyond schisms to dialogue and discernment? How do modern understandings of human sexuality inform a holistic sexual ethic? Join the Alliance of Baptists for a justice-focused event exploring ways we can work together to bring sex to light.
The conference, taking place Oct. 18-20 at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn., is open to all who wish to foster healthy discussions about sexuality in their own lives and in their faith communities. Attendees will participate in worship, learn from experts, engage in honest conversation and take part in breakout sessions that explore:
- How our understanding of sexuality changed over time;
- How cultures, institutions and faith traditions approach sexuality – both in the past and in our current moment;
- Guiding principles for developing a contemporary sexual ethic; and
- How people of faith reclaim sex as a gift from God and support healthy sexuality in our communities.