Overseas Conference

International Consultation on Church and Homophobia –

November 24-26, 2014

at Jakarta Theological Seminary

 

Background

Sexual minorities have become a great concern of many religious communities around the world, including churches and Christian seminaries. However, the latest development on this issue shows that the views about sexual minorities are varied. Some churches show their full supports towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, even marrying them and ordaining LGBT priests, while others accept them with certain conditions. Many people, however, still believe that it is against the Christian doctrines and ethical teaching to accept them.

 

Bearing this in mind, Jakarta Theological Seminary in Indonesia

the International Consultation on Church and Homophobia held at Jakarta Theological Seminary from 23rd to 26th November 2014

Jakarta Statement on Church and Homophobia

 

 

We, the participants of the International Consultation on Church and Homophobia held at Jakarta Theological Seminary, believe that each person is created in the image of God, and each person is precious to God.

We affirm that sexuality is a divine gift, and hence God intends us to celebrate this divine gift in