United Methodist Church Committee to Study Homosexuality Position Papers

Span Dates: 1980-1992
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Volume: .36 cubic feet


These 23 study papers on topics related to religion and homosexuality were collected by the Committee to Study Homosexuality. There are no minutes of the committee or other administrative records.

Hist/Bio Note

In 1988 a resolution to the General Conference recommended the establishment of a study committee for gay and lesbian issues. The resolution was amended at General Conference to charge the General Council on Ministries to create a Committee to Study Homosexuality. The purpose of the committee was to study homosexuality as a subject for theological and ethical analysis; to seek the biological, psychological, and sociological information and opinion on the nature of homosexuality, and to explore the implication of its study for the Social Principles. The Committee presented a report to the 1992 General Conference.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available online. The resource ID is gcah.rg.3956.


These papers are in the United Methodist Archives and History Center at Drew University.


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