This article offers reflection on work that has been done over the past decade or so in African contexts, across a number of continent-wide networks. Each of these networks has sought to construct safe and sacred places for dialogue with diversity, between African LGBTIQ Christians, African theological educators, and African church leadership.
The emphasis of this article is on theological process rather than theological content. How we do theology resides at the centre of our current contestations around sexuality. Our starting point in terms of re-imagining engagement between churches and LGBTIQ people. Without these people there can be no re-imagining, there can only be violence. Diversity requires real diverse bodies.
Click the here to download a theological perspective on re-imagining engagement between churches and LGBTI groups on homophobia in Africa, When faith does violence, by Gerald West, John Kapya Kaoma, and Charlene van der Walt.