General Members’ Meeting – October 2020

2020 has been hard for many of us, and will no doubt still be as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to expose the pre-existing inequalities which characterise much of the world.  But, in the face of this unfolding global catastrophe we know that we need to continue to push forward, with hope, passion and compassion to…

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GIN participates in Outright International’s webinar on Faith and Advocacy

GIN-SSOGIE had the pleasure of being invited to speak on Outright International’s webinar “Connecting Faith and Advocacy” last week, on May 28th. The focus was that because discrimination against LGBTI individuals is often justified on religious grounds, many consider religion an obstacle to achieving equality, particularly in Africa where the importance and influence of religion…

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GIN-SSOGIE celebrated May 15th, the International Day of Families

For the past 2 years, GIN-SSOGIE has been collaborating with partners to celebrate the International Day of Families, on May 15th. This year, GIN worked with the Association of Women in Development (AWID, https://www.awid.org) to launch a social media campaign to promote the rights of all families, and of all individuals within family units, around the world. …

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Webinar for IDAHOBIT 2020: “Bringing Progressive Faith Voices toward Diverse Genders and Sexualities”

Webinar, “Bringing Progressive Faith Voices toward Diverse Genders and Sexualities” & Booklet Discussion, “Christian Islam Progressive Interpretation of Gender Diversity & Sexuality”   To mark IDAHOBIT 2020, GIN collaborated with GAYa NUSANTARA (GN, https://gayanusantara.or.id) and the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR, https://csbronline.org) to host a historical webinar entitled“Bringing Progressive Faith Voices…

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GIN signs Historical Interreligious Declaration in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean

English (Español abajo/Português abaixo): Historical Interreligious Declaration in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean Preamble 1. We, the undersigning individuals and organizations, have gathered from all over Latin America in joint work to accompany people and communities of faith and society in general amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Also known as Coronavirus, this…

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The pilgrimage continues albeit in unprecedented times

As we are in unprecedented times of isolation, social and physical distancing in each of our countries we have remained committed to staying in touch and connected to our dialogue partners through well established Whatsapp groups. It is important that we stay connected as this could be a very lonely and uncertain time for so…

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LBTI Caucus Statement in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women LBTI Caucus Statement in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, March 2020 The Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex (LBTI) Caucus is an informal group of over 300 representatives covering every region of the world, which participates in the UN Commission on the Status of Women to ensure that the…

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Joint statement from organizations working on faith and SOGIESC issues

English (Español abajo/Français ci-dessous/ ниже русский язык / عربي أدناه): Joint statement from organizations working on faith and SOGIESC issues The coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the most unprecedented contemporary crisis we have faced. Political, social and religious leaders are needing to react very fast. They also need to make sure that their responses…

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Prayers in Times of Crisis

  Dear members, We hope you are doing OK in these uncertain and hectic times! We wanted to reach out to you as we know you all are facing the COVID-19 crisis, in different parts of the world. These are uncertain and critical times. And this new pandemic is affecting vulnerable populations even more, including LGBTI…

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