Nairobi, 01 February, 2020 / 5:02 am (ACI Africa).
The 2020 edition of the annual conferences that seek to address reported stigmatization of young people in institutions of higher learning who decide to embrace chastity will see participants deliberate on “people having homosexual orientations,” the convener of the event told ACI Africa.
Organized at the main campus of the Kenya-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) under the theme, “Understanding Same Sex Attraction and Gender Deviance,” the February 8 event will seek to underscore the teaching of the Church on same sex orientations.
“The catechism of the Catholic Church is of the stand that people having homosexual orientations should strive for perfection and it also says that these acts are intrinsically disordered,” Richard Kakeeto, the convener of the planned conference told ACI Africa in an interview.
The conference will seek to clarify the teaching of the Church and provide orientation to the young people participating in the conference because “there is an increasing push to define what the Church has taught as disordered to define it as right,” Kakeeto, a lecturer at CUEA said.
Facilitators will tackle the theme from a scientific and psychological perspectives, he said.