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.
CIVIL MARRIAGES IN
SOUTH AFRICA SINCE 2006
UP COMING EVENTS
12 – 13 March
Act Alliance Learning Event in Pretoria: The aim of the Learning Event is to strengthen skills of community members and activists, and workers in FBOs and NGOs, in community organising.
14 – 15 March
Act Alliance Solidarity Hub in Pretoria. The hub is a space for reflection on our practice as social justice activists, and allows us to develop innovative ways of working in solidarity with community struggles – in Southern Africa and globally.
14 – 16 March
Human Sexuality workshop at the Faculty of Religion, Philosophy & Classics at the University of KwaZulu Natal.
19 – 20 March
University Stellenbosch MDIV Diversity workshop.
International Transgender Day celebrated.
7 – 8 April
URCSA SA Gestig, Human Sexuality workshop in Belhar, Cape Town.
Right to Know – a panel discussion will take place on Combatting Patriarchy and IAM staff member Michelle Boonzaaier will participate.
16 – 18 May
Human sexuality training Port Elizabeth. In discussion with ministers of the Algoa Regional Council at the “Chatty Congregational Church” in Port Elizabeth.