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Sexuality and churches

Prominent theologians from our Department of Theology and Religion are driving the discussion forward on same-sex relationships and equal marriage.

Their pioneering research is making a difference in shaping church debates and policies.

Engaging in constructive debates

Their research has improved the quality of conversation between different parties on the question of same-sex relationships and equal marriages.

Their work has led to the Church of Scotland’s formal change of position on same-sex marriage.

The work of Professor Robert Song was extensively cited in the Theological Forum’s report into same-sex relationships, where it was described as one of the most perceptive theological works in this field.

Living in Love and Faith  

Our academics have greatly contributed to the Church of England’s Living in Love and Faith (LLF) project, including its core book publication.

Their research has had impact on people’s understanding and attitudes within the Church of England and challenged the LLF project team to take interdisciplinary approaches seriously.

Durham’s research and contribution to the LLF project was commended as of the highest quality.

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