Churches in East Africa can help to change attitudes to LGBT rights, says charity

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08/12/2022

Churches in East Africa have a necessary part to play in changing attitudes and policies concerning LGBTIQ+ rights, the international charity the Arcus Foundation has said. Last week, at the Lambeth Conference, the Global South Fellowship of Anglican Churches (GSFA), which includes Provinces in East Africa, published a communiqué that asserted the group’s commitment to condemning “all irrational fear, homophobic behaviour and violence”. In a blog post published on Thursday of last week, a programme officer for the Arcus Foundation, Erica Lim, wrote that “we cannot create sustainable change without shifting religious narratives toward equity, inclusion, and social justice.” Ms Lim drew on a report by the foundation, published in May, Faith Based Efforts in East Africa to Combat Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. It concludes that the Churches in East Africa, including those that are part of the Anglican Communion, are “well-placed to catalyze policy changes if they wish to do so”.

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