Friday, November 24, 2017

Family and Complementarity - from HUMANUM 2014

Just over three years ago (from November 17 to 19, 2014), Pope Francis drew together a colloquium in Rome called HUMANUM. It was jointly organised by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The purpose of the colloquium was to hear presentations and witness testimonies of leading religious figures and scholars representing 14 religious traditions and 23 countries on the subject of the Complementarity of Man and Woman in Marriage.

All the presentations below, from the YouTube HUMANUM website are worth hearing. Anglican speakers Bishop Michael Nazir Ali, Bishop Tom Wright and Archbishop Nicholas Okoh make significant contributions. And that of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is magisterial. There is a lot to be learned at this point in the sexuality, gender and marriage debate by reflecting on these presentations.