Realising Freedom at DMU: Sexuality and the Christian faith

Few issues of recent years have caused as much controversy for the Church of England as that of sexuality. But, while challenges continue, many LGBT Christians are finding ways to express all aspects of their identity within a church context.

Equally, the idea of ‘radical inclusion’ – the view that the established church needs to go beyond mere tolerance – is gaining ground and challenging traditional approaches to sexuality and difference.

Join us for a discussion on these and many other questions led by a panel of experts who each have an important story to tell about their engagement with this issue. The evening will begin with refreshments in the atrium of the Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, at 5.30pm on Tuesday 24 October. The discussion will take place at 6.00pm, also in the Hugh Aston Building and will last for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.

If you would like to attend please book on the DMU website or call (0116) 250 6376 highlighting any access requirements that you may have.

Panel Members:

Sarah Hagger-Holt – co-author of ‘Living It Out: A guide for lesbian, gay and bisexual Christians, their friends, families and churches’; Methodist local preacher and coordinator of West Herts LGBT Christian Fellowship.

The Very Reverend David Monteith, the current Dean of Leicester.

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Selby, a retired Anglican bishop who disagreed with the 1998 Lambeth Conference resolution and in 2017 signed an open letter expressing opposition to the House of Bishops’ report on sexuality.