publication . Article . 2016

Homosexuality, the holy family and a failed mass wedding in Catholic Northern Uganda

Alava, Henni Leena;
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  • Published: 31 Oct 2016 Journal: Critical African Studies, volume 9, pages 32-51 (issn: 2168-1392, eissn: 2040-7211, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
Christian churches have played crucial but diverse roles in public debates over homosexuality in Africa. In contrast to the vocal and explicit homophobia witnessed in many Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches (PCCs), homosexuality has until recently been an overwhelmingly silenced issue in the Acholi region of Northern Uganda, and an almost complete non-issue in the local Catholic Church. This article suggests that while this silence in part relates to the temporal proximity of the Northern Ugandan war, the absence of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) activism in the region, and the hesitance of mainline churches to talk about sex, it is also ...
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free text keywords: General Arts and Humanities, General Social Sciences, Gender studies, Human sexuality, Patriarchy, Sociology, Lesbian, Acholi, language.human_language, language, Catholic theology, Homosexuality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Silence, Christianity, 614 Theology, Theology of the family, Theology of peace, 5143 Social anthropology, Ethnography, Northern Uganda, African studies, 5203 Development Studies, Gender, Sexuality and society, LGBTQI
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publication . Article . 2016

Homosexuality, the holy family and a failed mass wedding in Catholic Northern Uganda

Alava, Henni Leena;