Objectives

In the belief that all faiths are inherently inclusive of people of all sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions (SSOGIE), GIN-SSOGIE will:

– Create safe spaces for people of faith of all SSOGIE to come together, in physical and other fora, to

  • heal the experienced separation between faith identities and SSOGIE
  • develop and share knowledge, resources and best practices
  • strengthen the voice of people of all SSOGIE within their religious communities.

– Assist members in engaging in dialogue with religious leaders and communities to become active voices in advocating for acknowledging the dignity, equality, justice and human rights of people of all SSOGIE.

– Collaborate with faith-based and secular organisations and individuals for whom faith and spirituality are positive forces for advocating for and acknowledging the dignity, equality, justice and human rights of people of all SSOGIE in local, national, regional and international fora, as needed.

– Provide, as far as possible, opportunities for building capacity and resources needed at the local, national, regional and international level (e.g. educational projects, skills building and leadership development)

– Develop and implement communication strategies to amplify and expand faith-based advocate voices on SSOGIE issues.

Activities

• Dialogue with religious leaders, through trainings and consultations

• Built capacity

• “Annual” convening(s)

• Website (resources, logos…)

Core values

• efficiency / capacity

• interfaith collaboration

• respect vulnerability

• affirm diversity

• transparency, governance, accountability

Strategy

• Fully functional, resourced, network

• Supporting and empowering existing organizations

• Accessibility and quality