New Project Announcement: Sexuality and Anglican Identities (University of Chester, UK)

Posted on 29th January 2016

This two year project, funded by The Church Universities Fund, seeks to engage the Academy, Chaplaincy, and Church in conversation about current issues relating to sexuality within the contemporary Anglican context. The project intends to bring the Academy into dialogue with current Church of England discussions on issues of Human Sexuality and to examine the ways in which debates and discussions on sexuality impact on Anglican understandings of identity.

The project will have Two Open Forums hosted by the University of Chester: 'The Past, Present, and Future of Christian Marriage' (Autumn 2016) and 'New Directions in Sexualities and Christianity' (Winter 2017). There will also be an Academic Conference in Spring 2017, which will bring together academics working in fields including Theology, Religious Studies, History, Practical Theology, together with Practitioners in order to place the current discussions on sexuality in the Church of England in a wider context.

The Project Lead is Dr Paul Middleton, Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Early Christianity and the Project Co-Ordinator is Dr Jessica M. Keady, Researcher in Biblical Studies and Gender, who both work at The Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Chester. If people are interested in the project and/or would like more information then please email Dr Jessica Keady at for further details.