• Gogos share a message of inclusion and diversity in South Africa
    At 76-years old, Lizzie Venfolo is an perhaps unlikely champion of LGBTI rights in her Nyanga community in South Africa. Yet she has become a vocal advocate, reaching out to other grandmothers and mothers and the community at large about the importance of accepting their children, no matter what. Lizzie’s […]
  • 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 […]
December 12, 2018

Gogos share a message of inclusion and diversity in South Africa

At 76-years old, Lizzie Venfolo is an perhaps unlikely champion of LGBTI rights in her Nyanga community in South Africa. Yet she has become a vocal advocate, reaching out to other grandmothers and mothers and the community at large about the importance of accepting their children, no matter what. Lizzie’s […]
November 26, 2018

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 […]
November 1, 2018

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 […]
November 1, 2018

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 […]
September 28, 2018

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 […]
September 11, 2018

IAM Staff Profile: Retha Benadé

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 people of faith while loving whom we love.