Overseas Conference

SSEAC Responses to the issues of Human Sexuality and Gender Minorities.

 

Conference Background

 

The National Council of Churches in India has been working on issues relating to human sexuality and gender identities since the first Study on Human Sexuality in Ooty in 2001. From our experience during our work in HIV and AIDS among the churches, between 2003‐2015, especially under the ESHA program, we came to realize the need to prioritize the issues around the “Key Affected Populations,” particularly those relating to the LGBTI communities. In the current phase of our work, we have been focusing on “greater inclusion among churches and theological colleges,” and in our engagement of the churches and theological colleges in India with

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Pearl Wong, director of QTA, was invited as a session speaker by the Society of Asian Biblical Studies (SABS) conference 2018 from July 16-20 in Malang, Indonesia, attended by almost 100 participants.  The session is Queer readings in and for Asia, Pearl’s presentation is titled “Queering Hermeneutics in Asian-Chinese Contexts” during which she introduced the latest book published by QTA. Other speakers include:

  • Stephen Suleeman (Jakarta Theological Seminary, Indonesia), Queer themes in the

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QTA applied to be one of 11 speakers of Ethics of Reprocity Conference (EOR) in early July. As the representative of Queer Theology Academy and Covenant of the Rainbow: Campaign Towards a Truly Inclusive Church, she is invited to attend the symposium of “Ethics of Reciprocity: UN Dialogue of LGBTI Religious Leaders”at United Nations, headquarters, New York. One of the sponsors of this event is UN LGBTI Core Group. 

 

Full Text of Pearl Wong’s Speech in Ethics of Reciprocity: UN Dialogue of

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Global LGBT Coalition Partners

 

A coalition allies was founded in 2015 between Christian groups and churches working together for the human rights of sexual minorities (LGBTI people). Partners are from Asia: Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong (QTA), Europe, USA, Africa, and Metropolitan Community Churches, International (MCC). We meet and exchange reports regularly via Skype.

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Women Theological Educators and Women in Theological Movements Conference ,Manila
(June 21-25, 2015)

This conference is sponsored by The Foundation of Theological Education in South East Asia (FTESEA) and the Association for Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA) Pearl Wong was invited as a panel speaker on the "Present and Future of Asian feminist theology and Asian queer theology. There were 35 participants from theological seminaries, theological movements, ecumenical partners

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