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Journal of Religion and Violence

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2016

Religion and Violence in Africa

Elias Kifon Bongmba
Pages 15-37
DOI: 10.5840/jrv201642622

Homosexuality, Ubuntu, and Otherness in the African Church

In this essay I argue that the notion of ubuntu offers a way of rethinking the negative discourses on homosexuality in Africa and in the African church. Ubuntu promotes accepting communication within the ecclesial community in Africa. The essay selectively reviews some of the negative discourses from political and religious leaders, and then discusses the possibilities which ubuntu philosophy offers for addressing the divisions over homosexuality.

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