Helping church leaders to support those coming out of LGBT in Africa isn’t straight forward.
There is an assumed continuity between African cultural values that reject homosexuality (which is seen as a fruitless, barren threat to the necessary progeny of virulent tribalism and territorial power) and the symbol of the created order of the Biblical account of God’s gift of His image in man and women in their intimacy in the covenant of marriage.
But these are two distinct things. Christians are ultimately responsible for the preservation of God’s values around sexuality, compassion, redemption and transformation.
We work for transformation around sexual brokenness because we have sinned against the Lord almighty.
The Long-Term Goals of the Africa Project
We seek to minister, and to offer an educative experience to African Pastors and Pastoral Care Workers, at least twice or three times annually. More specifically the goals are to:
- Support individuals and those who care for them towards facilitating connections with other individuals and groups salient to their personal goals
- Network nationally and internationally with like-minded groups who share similar values and/or goals
- Scrutinise policy and practice developments in professional, governmental and religious organisations that have a bearing on the issues important to us
- Engage actively, and where possible pro-actively, with the media to represent alternative viewpoints to secularism or neo-paganism and the normalisation of a pansexual worldview
- Seek to influence the creation of alternative professional structures able to challenge the new orthodoxy in the state, its educational establishments and the church
Next Steps for the Project’s Development
Policy Documents Informing
the Africa Project
IFTCC Principles for Approaches to Transgender Treatments.
IFTCC Pastoral Protocol
How Africa Project Began
Gafcon iv interviews
Core Issues Trust helped to sponsor GAFCON IV in Kigali and our team was inspired by the passion and needs of the African nations. The interviews below reflect our time in Kigali and GAFCON, from which the inspiration of this project was taken.
Latest Information from Peter in Kenya
Peter is in contact with Dr Lisa Nolland from The Marriage, Sex and Culture Group in the UK.