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Books Published and Annual Reports for K. Renato Lings, Other Sheep Coordinator for Europe:
Publication of Lings’ book Biblia y homosexualidad: ¿Se equivocaron los traductores? Publication date: September 14, 2011.
Publication of Lings’ book Love Lost in Translation: Homosexuality and the Bible. Publication date: 2013.
2011 Other Sheep Europe Annual Report – submitted by K. Renato Lings, November 7, 2011
2012 Other Sheep Europe Annual Report – submitted by K. Renato Lings, October 30, 2012
2013 Other Sheep Europe Annual Report – submitted by K. Renato Lings, December 6, 2103
Danish, Quaker, Theologian, Activist
I am happy to announce that Dr. K. Renato Lings has accepted the
position of Other Sheep Coordinator for Europe. We are privileged to
have him serve in this capacity. We sincerely welcome him to Other Sheep.
He began his ministry as Other Sheep Coordinator on or around June 1, 2011.
Rev. Steve Parelli Executive Director, Other Sheep
Classic Ave. Hotel
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
July 6, 2011.
July 6, 2011, Other Sheep news article announcing Dr. Lings’ position as Other Sheep Coordinator for Europe:
“To detoxify the Bible,” says Dr. Renato Lings on his website, is one of his “projects.”
Other Sheep welcomes Dr. K. Renato Lings to the position of Other Sheep Coordinator for Europe
By Steve Parelli
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
July 6, 2011
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Renato works as a translator, interpreter, teacher, lecturer and writer. He is a member of the Society for Old Testament Study (UK), the Society for the Study of Theology (UK) and the Society of Biblical Literature. He is Danish by birth. His religious affiliation is with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Renato’s areas of formal study include Literature and Christianity; Philosophy, Greek and Hebrew; Social Sciences; and Spanish. His PhD theses (2006), University of Exeter (UK) is titled Restoring Sodom: Towards a Non-sexual Approach. Renato says on his web site:
“To detoxify the Bible” is one of his “projects.” His site explains: “This project is intimately connected with the rest of my work. It highlights the aim to make the Bible accessible to a great number of people who feel alienated from it. For centuries the Bible has been cast in the role of bully. Women have been taught that they are inferior ‘on biblical grounds’. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have been told that there is no respectable place for them in the faith community. Again this message is delivered ‘on biblical grounds’. As a result, millions of spiritual seekers hesitate-or refuse-to pick up a Bible. They view it as a source of discrimination and abuse.”