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Beyond African religious homophobia: how Christianity is a source of African LGBT activism

van Klinken, Adriaan (2017) Beyond African religious homophobia: how Christianity is a source of African LGBT activism. Religion and the public Sphere (01 Jun 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The emergence of anti-homosexuality politics in Africa is often explained with reference to religion. Although religion is a major factor in fuelling homophobia in Africa, the Bible and the Christian faith are not only sites of struggle but have also been appropriated by African LGBT activists in support of their cause. Adriaan van Klinken says we need to move beyond a narrow focus on African religious homophobia as religion plays multiple and complex roles in contemporary dynamics of African sexualities.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/religionpublicsphere/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > Religion and the Public Sphere
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 11:08
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79715

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