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Andrews University Faculty Reflect on the Cape Town Summit

27 April 2014 | ALISA WILLIAMS spectrum


IMG 9724Andrews University continued its conversation on LGBT issues within the church and on campus yesterday, Sabbath, April 26, with a panel discussion featuring five faculty members (Roy Gane, Miroslav Kiš, Nicholas Miller, Peter Swanson, and Steve Yeagley) who participated and/or presented at the Adventist Church’s Cape Town Summit in March 2014.

The previous Sabbath, April 19, the University hosted a “Conversation with LGBT Students” that focused on bridge-building, listening, understanding and caring within a context that affirms the Church and its standards. Though the goal of each presentation was the same, the dichotomous structure of the presentations was evident. Whereas the student-led presentation last week featured deeply personal stories, reflections, poems and artwork, this week’s faculty panelists brought with them binders, tablets, statistics and clinical definitions. Handouts stating the church’s stance on homosexuality and same-sex unions were available at both presentations. Read full article...

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