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Jun 15, 2023 / Faith Partnerships, Reflections

Pride Month: How can I be an ally in my church?

International Pride Month offers an opportunity for organisations and churches across the world, to demonstrate allyship to LGBTIQ+ people. Allyship refers to the practice of being in solidarity with those that are marginalised, excluded, or discriminated against. Over the past 28 years IAM has learned some valuable lessons about LGBTIQ+ allyship in local faith communities. Here are three aspects to consider when working toward your church’s inclusivity and affirmation.

Jun 14, 2023 / Reflections

Our Father for our time

Embrace a prayer for our modern era. Introducing 'Our Father for our time,' a heartfelt creation by Louis van der Riet, IAM Process Coordinator: Collaborative Faith Partnerships.

Nov 7, 2022 / Faith Partnerships, Reflections, Regional partnerships

Training of Trainers 2022: A Reflection

Embodied facilitation can loosely be described as a process that allows the bearer to hold space in a conversation in such a way that an audience, or recipient, feels empowered, seen, heard and balanced. It takes cognisance of the notion that we are spiritual beings who have found expression in the physical. Through this process, participants are made aware of their bodily reflexes that are a manifestation of mental and emotional inclinations; why and how these happen. Michelene Benson brought this methodology to life with a group of about 22 participants at IAM’s Training of Trainers convening which took place in the last week of July, 2022.

Jul 7, 2022 / Reflections, Sharing the mic

Youth in Focus: Kyle Barkley

As youth month comes to a close, what better way to celebrate the agility, prowess, and smarts of some of the faces behind South Africa’s youth development movement than to hear from young activists first hand? IAM caught up with Kyle David Barkley, 24-year-old...

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Queer Clergy Think Tank 2021 – Thuli
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