Book Launch - Intimate Conviction

Book Launch - Intimate Conviction
4 December 2018, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Room 349, Third Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

The recent court decisions that struck down the anti-sodomy laws in Belize, Trinidad and India highlight the role that religion, and in particular, Christianity, played in the establishment of these statutes. Similarly, recent cases before the UK Supreme Court indicate that the issue of balancing LGBT human rights and religious freedoms remains very topical.

In 2017, to mark the 50th anniversary of partial decriminalisation of consensual same-sex intimacy in England, Anglicans for Decriminalisation, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and our local and international partners held the “Intimate Conviction” conference in Jamaica. This was the first-ever global event that discussed the role of churches (past, present and future) in the criminalisation of private consensual same-sex intimacy. This historic gathering featured presentations by multilateral agencies, Christian leaders, and academics from across the Commonwealth, including the Commonwealth Secretariat, the University of Glasgow, the Archbishop of the West Indies, and the Bishop of Buckingham.

An edited volume of some of the presentations is now ready and will be launched in London on December 4. The launch event will feature addresses by several of the UK-based speakers who participated in the conference.

Copies of the volume will be available free of cost and light refreshment will be provided.

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