Spanish version of communique re GMM

Estimados miembros de GIN: Como algunos de ustedes sabrán, se suponía que teníamos que ser anfitriones de una nueva Reunión General des Miembros (RGM) (para seguir la última en noviembre de 2016) en el transcurso de 2017. Sin embargo, esto ha demostrado ser impracticable, especialmente en vista del hecho de que la nueva Junta se…

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French version of Communique

Chers membres de Réseau Mondial Inter-religieux (GIN-SSOGIE), Comme certain-e-s d’entre vous le savent, nous étions censés organiser une nouvelle assemblée générale des membres (afin de succéder à celle de novembre 2016) au cours de l’année 2017. Cela s’est toutefois avéré infaisable, notamment compte tenu du fait que la composition et la mise en place du nouveau Conseil…

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The Family and Traditional Values Seminar Series

For several years, and increasingly so in recent years, there has been a hijacking of the concept of the family and traditional values within local, regional and international arenas, including, at the UN. Such spaces are being increasingly occupied by right-wing forces and coalitions of religious groups, in majority Christian and Muslim groups, who promote…

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The Ethics of Reciprocity: Global Religious Leaders on Tolerance and the Lives of the LGBTI community

United Nations, New York, October 23rd- 26th 2017 [Very sadly, Abbubakar Sadiq Yussif from Ghana (centre back in the above photo), who participated in the EOR event has subsequently passed on.  More information here.] On Thursday 26th October 2017, a historical event took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York: 11 global LGBTI religious leaders,…

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Passing of Abbubakar Sadiq Yussif

It is with deep sadness that GIN-SSOGIE notes the passing of Abbubakar Sadiq Yussif in Ghana on the 11th of December 2017 as a result of illness.  Sadiq was a valued member of GIN, and attended, lead and participated in the GIN conference in November 2016 in Bangkok, alongside Imam Muhsin Hendricks. Sadiq also participated in the recent Ethics of Responsibility event at the UN in New York…

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New Programme Manager: Pierre Buckley

Pierre Buckley has been appointed as our new second Programme Manager, along with Victoria Petitjean, from January 2018.  We are delighted to welcome him. Pierre Buckley is an energetic advocate for social change in the spheres of gender, sexual orientation, religion, and culture. He has worked at the Gay & Lesbian Network, based in Pietermaritzburg,…

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New Executive Director for GIN-SSOGIE

The Global Interfaith Network for People of All Sexes, Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Expressions (GIN-SSOGIE) is delighted to announce the appointment of Toni Kruger-Ayebazibwe as its new Executive Director from 1 December 2017. Toni has been employed as a Transitional Consultant by GIN since March of 2017 and in this time has demonstrated successfully her ability…

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GIN supporting the work of the UN SOGI Expert

This year, GIN-SSOGIE has been delighted to follow and participate in some of the work of the newly appointed UN SOGI Expert, Vitit Muntabhorn. After participating in the public consultation held in January 2017, in Geneva, alongside civil society organizations including other faith-based organizations, GIN-SSOGIE worked to send in invaluable information, for the writing up…

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