性 小眾現得到全球多個宗教群體包括教會和神學院的關注，可是，這方面的最新發展顯示對性小眾的看法仍紛紜，部分堂會全然支持同性戀、雙性戀者及跨性別人士 （簡稱LGBT)，甚至按立LGBT教牧，也有些有條件地接納他們，但許多人仍相信接納性小眾，是有違基督教教義和道德教導。
與會者 (約 60人)
- 基督教組織及堂會的代表 (美國；新西蘭、牙買加；亞洲：印度、菲律賓、韓國、台灣、新加坡、馬來西亞、香港；歐洲 LGBT基督徒論壇組織)
- 了解性取向及性別身份和表達 (SOGIE)
- 印尼的LGBTIQ 運動宗教問題
International Consultation on Church and Homophobia –
November 24-26, 2014
at Jakarta Theological Seminary
Sexual minorities have become a great concern of many religious communities around the world, including churches and Christian seminaries. ATESEA in its accreditation guide mentions that attention towards LGBT issues is something that its member churches need to address.
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 Commission on Justice, Peace and Creation of the NCC India, the Theological Department of the Christian University of Duta Wacana, and the Communion of Churches of Indonesia are planning to organize a consultation of Asian churches and Christian seminaries to raise the awareness and understanding of this issue.
As the outcome of this consultation it is expected that Asian seminaries will start engaging themselves with this issue, and thereby reflecting the true nature of God’s inclusive love without discriminating anyone. It is also hoped that Asian churches will start opening themselves to ministering to people of sexual minority, taking side with those who are oppressed because of their sexual orientation and gender identities and expressions, with the final aim of erasing discrimination towards people of sexual minority.
- Representatives of theological seminaries from the Association of Theological education in Southeast Asia.
- Representatives of Asian churches, including churches that are open to sexual minorities.
- Pastors and other people who serve churches in any other capacities, who are interested on these issues and are hoping to develop this ministry in their own contexts.
- Friends from the sexual minority communities who are interested in contributing their faith experience to enrich others and to get them involved in the ministry towards sexual minorities and developing Queer Theology.
- Other representatives from organizations and Christian churches (U.S.A., New Zealand, Jamaica, Asia: India, Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the European Forum of LGBT Christian groups)
Issues to be addressed:
- Understanding Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities and Expressions (SOGIE)
- LGBTIQ Movement in Indonesia and the Problem of Religions
- Muslim and Christian Understandings about Sexual Minorities
- LGBTIQ Issues as human right issues
- Pastoral Counseling for Family with LGBTIQ
- Asian Queer Theology