The methodology of IAM, developed over the last 21 years, has become one the strongest tools to help faith communities to become more inclusive, on a practical level.
To achieve IAM’s mission statement, programmes have been developed to ensure that the process towards inclusive faith communities will be successful.
In the journey to understand LGBTI people resources have been developed to educate and raise awareness with regards to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Ngiyaphila, Spirituality & Sexuality
The film follows Reverend Phumzile Mabizela (board member at IAM) on a passionate journey, engaging with religious leaders and church congregations on issues of spirituality and sexuality.
As a strong willed woman, who is openly living with HIV, she promotes positive living and inclusion.
Reverend Mabizela talks about spirituality and sexuality in an honest and humorous way, celebrating both as gifts from God. Through Contextual Bible Studies she challenges church leaders to re-examine their own understandings and beliefs.
For her, Centres of Worship need to be places of healing, which embrace diversity and challenge discrimination, especially against people living with HIV and the LGBTI community.
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SOUTH AFRICA SINCE 2006
UP COMING EVENTS
17 Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBF) hosting, Same Sex/Civil Union Act Discussion. Focus will be on what the Act means or same-sex couples and the new developments around it.
17 - 19 May
17 IDAHOBIT+ 19 Khumbulani Pride:
International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), a worldwide celebration of Sexual and Gender Diversities. This day will be incorporated and celebrated with the Khumbulani Pride taking place on the 19th of May. See invitation pinned to the top of the IAM Facebook.
CoTT workshop on Human sexuality and Diversity.
19 – 20 May
Port Elizabeth consultation, Northern Areas, IAM to embark on journey with Churches .