WHAT DO THE SACRED TEXTS OF JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM REALLY SAY IN REGARD TO HUMAN SEXUALITY?
This anthology is an exciting window on how modern Judaic, Christian and Muslim theologians are unpacking the scripture verses most often used to condemn homosexuality
Edited by the Reverend Loraine Tulleken B.Th (Hons) and the Reverend JP Mokgethi-Heath B.TH (Hons).
Professor Emerita Dr Riffat Hassan Ph.D
A Pakistani-American theologian and a leading Islamic feminist scholar of the Qur’an, Professor Hassan is internationally acknowledged as a pioneer of Islamic feminist theology. She has done much to promote women’s rights in Muslim societies and to combat ‘honour’ crimes against women in Pakistan.
Rabbi Dr Jay Michaelson Ph.D
A national voice of progressive Judaism and a teacher of Jewish and Buddhist meditation, Rabbi Jay holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and nondenominational rabbinic ordination. He has held visiting positions at Brown University, Yale University, Harvard Divinity School, and Boston University Law School.
His work consists of writing, LGBT advocacy, academic scholarship, and teaching. Author of five books and more than 300 articles on religion, sexuality, law, and contemplative practice, Dr Jay is also columnist. He has been a professional LGBT activist and Jewish activist for 15 years.
Revd ‘Jide’ Macaulay LLB., Mth, PGC, FACT
Reverend Jide is the Director of RJMM.CO.UK, a consultancy offering education and support with regard to human rights affecting sexual minorities of African Descent. He has more than 20 years’’ experience in the politics of sexual orientation and gender identity in Africa which at one time led to calls for his execution in Nigeria.
He is also the founding Pastor of House of Rainbow Lagos Nigeria and London United Kingdom, missions introduced in 2006 and 2010 respectively. The primary vision being to reach out to sexual minorities through education, advocacy, reconciliation and capacity building.
Imam Dr Ludovic – Muhamed Zahed Ph.D
A French Muslim born in Algeria in 1977, Imam Ludovic is known as Europe’s ‘gay imam’. An acknowledged intellectual, he is an expert on the Quran and an AIDS activist.
As a young child he was delicate, slender and shy. His father called him a pansy and eventually stopped even looking at him. At school in France teachers would ask if he was a boy or a girl. When he was 12 years old he turned to a mosque for answers and became a staunch Muslim. He later entered a Salafist brotherhood and studied in Mecca to become an imam.