Listening for the Truth in Love
Listening for the Truth in Love is a listening process set up by the Diocese of Worcester to stimulate dialogue on human sexuality. It is the result of a resolution passed at the Diocesan Synod meeting of November 2005 which set up a group to provide opportunities and materials to enable conversation about the homosexuality debate.
A pack has been produced that covers the topic from a number of viewpoints and is designed to encourage people to hold meetings to listen to each other's experiences and opinions. The pack includes leaflets setting out different interpretations of Scriptures, personal experiences and materials for worship.
The individual elements of the pack can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
A leaflet setting down an outline of the group's thinking, so that you can better understand what we have included in the pack, and why:- Listening for the Truth in Love - Outline
(It also contains suggestions about how to organise meetings.)
A leaflet containing some suggested worship resources that may be used before or after group meetings:- Listening for the Truth in Love - Worship Resources
A leaflet containing some material and exercises on the process of listening:- Listening for the Truth in Love - Listening
A leaflet containing a range of personal stories from real people about their experience, so that groups can hear people speaking for themselves:- Listening for the Truth in Love - Songs of Experience
Listening for the Truth in Love - Background Booklet - a background booklet that looks at the difficult texts of the Bible, and raises a number of questions, both our questions about the Bible, and the questions that reading the Bible poses for us.
A list of some key resources for further thinking or background reading on sexuality:- Listening for the Truth in Love - Other Useful Resources