Photos and video clips, East Africa Faith Leaders’ Symposium on Gender Justice 2015

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Video: The Revd Canon Dr Olivia Nassaka Banja, Church of Uganda, describes how responses to gender injustice might depend on how gender justice is understood. For her, it is a matter of being faithful to God and to what God intends for us.

 

Video: The Revd Canon Rosemary Mbogo, Chair of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, led participants in the Side by Side Regional Workshop for East Africa in their closing act of worship.

 

Video: The Revd Dr Mwaniki, Lydia, director of theology, family life and gender justice in the All Africa Council of Churches (AACC) points out that we are all socialised in our prevailing cultures. This shapes our understanding of what it is to be a man or to be a woman. She challenges faith leaders to make an effort in their own families and go to the grass roots to sensitise people to our belief that women and men are equal in the eyes of God.

 

Video: The Rev Peter Gai Lual, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Sudan and South Sudan and chairperson of the South Sudan Council of Churches, reflects on gender justice and its biblical mandate.

 

Video: Samuel Ogutu, CEO of Uganda Christian Action Network (UCAN), considers that in many ways African tradition disempowers women and empowers men. Women have for example been especially vulnerable in the HIV epidemic. Inter-Church and inter faith dialogue is important as we seek gender justice.

 

Video: Margaret Mwaniki, Regional Desk Officer for Caritas Africa, points out that we cannot have a just world when half the world is experiencing injustice. Gender justice is part of creating a more just world so that everybody can call this place home.

 

Video: Eyob Yishok of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus reflects that teaching our children in church is one of the strategies for gender justice.

 

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