Namibian religious leaders talking sexuality and the church, talking about the inclusion of LGBTI in communities of faith. Thank you to the Southern Africa Christian Initiative for organising this gathering!at AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino.
We are hoping for positive feedback from the outcomes of that meeting.
Each major religion has developed moral codes covering issues of sexuality, morality, ethics etc. These moral codes seek to regulate the situations which can give rise to sexual interest and to influence people’s sexual activities and practices.
Sexual morality has varied greatly over time and between cultures. A society’s sexual norms—standards of sexual conduct—can be linked to religious beliefs, or social and environmental conditions, or all of these. Sexuality and reproduction are fundamental elements in human interaction and society worldwide. Furthermore, “sexual restrictions” is one of the universals of culture peculiar to all human societies. Accordingly, most religions have seen a need to address the question of a “proper” role for sexuality in human interactions. Different religions have different codes of sexual morality, which regulate sexual activity or assign normative values to certain sexually charged actions or thoughts.
Thus we hope that Religion and the Political landscape advance on par with the social changes in our Society.