KZNCC Report – Community dialogues on Sexuality and LGBTIQ Issues Final report 30 January 2019

In order to intensify the work that the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council (KZNCC) has been doing on the issues of human sexuality and the plight of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexed, Intersexed (LGBTI) communities, we went to the churches, church leaders and communities we had workshopped before to see whether there has been any change of heart. In general, like it was with the issue of HIV and AIDS, the churches are moving away from the condemnatory paradigms to more caring attitudes and relations with the LGBTI communities. This report is about progress made so far.

We have published over 200 000 pastoral letters educating churches’, congregants and communities concerning LGBTI issues. Some of the pastoral letters are appended in this report. We shall continue with the same method of producing and disseminating pastoral letters. With the prospect of a new funded programme we are aiming to produce and circulate 400 000 pastoral letters to the 4 regional offices of KZNCC, i.e., KRCC, TAMCC, SKZNCC and MCC i.e., 100 000 per region.