Since 1995, IAM has worked tirelessly toward the full recognition, celebration and participation of LGBTIQ+ people in faith communities. IAM’s approach works to open minds, hearts and doors for full acceptance of LGBTIQ+ people within faith institutions and communities.
OPEN MINDS: RAISING AWARENESS
IAM lobbies and and engages people on all levels of faith community to raise their awareness of diversity regarding sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics, interpretation of sacred texts, and to re-examine their beliefs and attitudes toward LGBTIQ+ people.
OPEN HEARTS: CREATING SAFE SPACES FOR DIALOGUE ENCOUNTERS
IAM engages a wide variety of individuals in different types of brave dialogue spaces and other trainings in which people are exposed to experiences from people different to themselves.
OPEN DOORS: EMPOWERING CHANGE AGENTS TO TAKE CONCRETE ACTION
IAM encourages its allies to commit to creative interventions that include LGBTIQA+ people in order to move towards change and transformation in religions communities, becoming themselves the catalysts for change.