Religions and the Human Spirit

Star of David, Congregation Shearith Israel, Atlanta

Coptic Cross, Cairo Mosque, Cairo Buddha, Carlos Museum, Atlanta Durga, Carlos Museum, Atlanta


Contemplative Studies

Religion, Society
& the Arts


Religion and Sexuality



In today’s America, few issues divide religious communities more deeply or drive public policy debates more fitfully than those about human sexuality and its right ordering. Yet few universities have marshaled resources across disciplines for the sustained, constructive study demanded by the fundamental religious questions underneath these angry issues.

This initiative aims to make a decisive contribution to the training of a generation of writers and teachers who can advance responsible debate about these questions. Faculty members from Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion are hosting a series of conferences, seminars, and summer institutes on new directions in the study of sexuality and religion. Members of the initiative are also collaborating with the University Libraries to build a research collection capable of sustaining this study. It will include unique archives of movements for church reform and alternate communities of queer spiritual practice.

Click on the links below regarding a Research Seminar in Religion and Sexuality to be held at Emory June 9-16, 2010.
- Announcement (pdf)
- Application Form (pdf)



Faculty convenor to be appointed.
Mark Jordan directs the summer research seminar.



Juana Clem McGhee
,; 404-727-2575


Department of Religion

Graduate Division of Religion
School of Theology
Emory College
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Pitts Theology Library
Woodruff Library

Religion and Sexuality Bibliography
LGBT Research Guide

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322