Position Papers & Articles

Changing Attitude Ireland's archive of position papers and other writing, with most recent texts appearing first. For an overview of all newsletters on one page, visit the Position Papers & Articles sitemap page.

Homosexuality and the Bible

Walter Wink, is Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary and Hartford Seminary, and has been a visiting professor at Columbia and Drew universities. In 1989-1990 he was a Peace Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. Dr. Wink is a United Methodist minister, works for a Presbyterian seminary, and attends Quaker meeting. For five years he served as pastor of a church in southeast Texas. [Continue Reading]

Report: LGBT Communities’ Experiences of Faith and Church in Northern Ireland

Irish Peace Centers

This is the seventh paper in the IPC Experiential Learning series and it contains the personal stories of up to 20 members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community who responded to a public call from Irish Peace Centres for stories. The paper is a conversation about diversity and a conversation which wider society frequently finds difficult to engage in. It should be read with care and the respect that any first person reflection deserves. I salute the commitment and courage of the respondents who told their stories for the purpose of investing an often controversial discussion with real life stories of their faith, their life and their hopes. [Continue Reading]

Methodist Church in Ireland Pastoral Care document on Homosexuality, June 2011

The Conference adopts the following Pastoral Guidelines regarding homosexuality. [Continue Reading]

Christians and gays in Northern Ireland: how the ethno-religious context has shaped Christian anti-gay and pro-gay activism

By Richard O’Leary, published in Contemporary Christianity and LGBT Sexualities, Editor: Stephen Hunt (Ashgate, 2009) [Continue Reading]