A line of protestors holding a gay pride rainbow striped flag in front of iconic Russian Orthodox domed buildings.

This project investigated issues of sexual diversity within the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition. These present some of the most complex and contentious questions facing the Orthodox Church today and public debate over them is often polarised. This project demonstrated that polarisation of discourse on controversial religious issues can be overcome through the careful construction of spaces for dialogue and the willingness of organisers to pursue difficult conversations. In their final report, the University of Exeter- Fordham University consortium outlines how civil society actors can advance the work of this project by educating themselves and others, co-operation with religious actors, enabling further deep conversations, using our project resources, promoting our project’s work, and supporting further research.

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