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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...

Jun 29, 2022 / Reflections

The Queer invitation of Lent

Louis van der Riet, Process Coordinator The season of Lent is an invitation to move with Christ into suffering, darkness, pain and loss. These 40 days leading up to Easter recall Christ’s time in the wilderness and a deep embrace of the human condition. Globally,...

Jun 29, 2022 / Reflections

IAM Staff Profile: Irma Greyling

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...

Feb 25, 2022 / Impact, Reflections, Regional partnerships

Broadening IAM’s impact: Training our regional and local partners as catalysts for change

IAM’s annual Training of Trainers workshop was held again at the end of 2021, albeit in a modified format to account for COVID-19. The training aims to build up a cadre of experienced professionals across Africa using IAM’s Reading Together contextual Bible study methodology, Theory of Action framework, and improving their dialogue for transformation skills.

Feb 16, 2022 / Reflections

IAM Staff Profile: Louis van der Riet

Louis van der Riet, Process Coordinator working in our Faith Partnerships program, reflects on his journey to understand his own spirituality and identity, and how that has shaped his public involvement in academics, the church, and broader society. Read more about Louis’ journey and work in this series where we hand over the blog platform to IAM’s staff to share their stories and insights in their own words.

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