• IAM Staff Profile: Ingrid Schoonraad
    Ingrid Schoonraad, IAM’s Regional Program Manager, has collaborated with IAM since 2003. Working with LGBTI and faith organisations throughout the region, Ingrid realises that the struggle that LGBTI people face is similar no matter which country we come from, and she has been inspired by the courageous work people are doing despite the challenges they face. Read more about Ingrid’s journey in this monthly series where we hand over the blog platform to IAM’s staff to share their stories and insights in their own words.
  • Queer Theology: Blowing Bubbles of Resistance?
    The term queer was adopted by activists and advocates to destabilise the identity politics of the gay and lesbian civil rights movement, bringing into focus issues of intersectionality between gender, sexuality, race, class, poverty, health and disability. IAM’s Hanzline R. Davis looks at how Queer Theology has impacted the church, and whether there are other opportunities for Africans to reconfigure long-held “truths” of culture, the Bible and tradition that continue to hold us captive.
  • IAM Staff Profile: Hanzline R. Davids
    Hanzline R. Davids, IAM’s Process Coordinator, has walked a long road to reconcile his faith and his sexuality, facing the often vast chasm between what the church publicly professes around LGBTI acceptance and the reality. Read more about Hanzlline’s journey in this monthly series where we hand over the blog platform to IAM’s staff to share their stories and insights in their own words.
  • LGBTI persecution in Zimbabwe – Hillary Mugari’s story
    Throughout the African continent, LGBTI individuals face harsh realities of persecution, discrimination and often violence. In many instances, the church itself is complicit in the injustice, and doesn’t provide any solace or support. As an organization known for its work supporting the LGBTI community throughout Africa, IAM is often approached […]
  • IAM Staff Profile: Michelle Boonzaaier
    In this monthly series, we hand over the blog platform to IAM’s staff to share their own journeys, stories and insights in their own words. Though our journeys are all unique and individual, many of us share common challenges and dilemmas as we simply attempt to lead our lives as […]
  • IAM Staff Profile: Nokuthula “Thuli” Mjwara
    In this monthly series, we hand over the blog platform to IAM’s staff to share their own journeys, stories and insights in their own words. Though our journeys are all unique and individual, many of us share common challenges and dilemmas as we simply attempt to lead our lives as […]
  • Ecclesia’s Journey
    In this monthly series, we hand over the blog platform to IAM’s staff to share their own journeys, stories and insights in their own words. Though our journeys are all unique and individual, many of us share common challenges and dilemmas as we simply attempt to lead our lives as […]
  • How IAM creates safe spaces for dialogue
    Safe spaces are one of the main requirements for IAM to be able to carry out its transformative work embodied in the Wheel of Change. In this post, Ingrid Schoonraad, IAM’s Regional Programme Manager, reflects on the importance of safe spaces, what they look like in practice, and the things […]
  • IAM’s Wheel of Change Unpacked
    Since its inception in 1995, IAM has learned through trial and error that there is a way to create change around a contentious and controversial issue like homosexuality within faith communities in Africa. To capture that work, IAM developed a theory of change that is inclusive and affirming, and that […]