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Fwd: Podcast of the BBC debate: ‘Is Homosexuality UnAfrican?’
Mar 17th, 2011 - 12:34:14
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From: Saira Zuberi
Date: Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: ISRRC - Podcast of the BBC debate: Is Homosexuality
To: "isrrc-l (at) list.web.net"
Podcast of the BBC debate: Is Homosexuality UnAfrican? is available here
(really worth listening to if you can 55 mins)
The BBC will broadcast the second OSISA funded World Debate that poses the
question Is Homosexuality Un-African?
The show will be aired on the following channels and times, both on TV and
on BBC World Service:
BBC World News Television (DSTV Channel 400 in South Africa)
Saturday 12th March, in the morning at 11:10 South Africa Time (09:10 GMT)
Saturday 12th March, late at night at 00:10 South Africa Time (22:10 GMT)
Sunday 13th March in the afternoon at 17:10 South Africa Time (15:10 GMT)
BBC World Service Radio (also available on DSTV audio bouquet)
Saturday 12th March in the evening at 20:06 South Africa Time (18:06 GMT)
Sunday 13th March in the afternoon at 15:06 South African Time (13:06 GMT)
Please distribute as widely as possible.
The Debate, chaired by Zainab Badawi asks the following questions:
The Historical Record: What is the evidence of pre-colonial gay and lesbian
people in Africa? Is there any evidence to back up the claim that Westerners
are importing or recruiting Africans to homosexuality? Is there evidence
instead that modern-day Christian evangelists are the ones importing
homophobia to the continent?
Defining African Culture and Values: Who has the right to define what is
acceptable culturally or ethically in Africa? Do religious leaders have a
monopoly on ethics? How should traditions be interpreted or adapted to serve
present-day African societies?
Tolerance and Acceptance: If it's not possible to reconcile some religious
beliefs with sexual diversity and freedoms, is it at least possible for
diverse views and practices to be tolerated. How do we build a society in
which diversity is embraced and difference is not seen as a threat? Isnt
this quite simply a human rights issue?
H.E. Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana
Honourable David Bahati MP, Parliament of Uganda and chief drafter of the
Ugandan Anti Homosexuality Bill
Eusebius Mackaiser, Gay rights activist and lecturer, South Africa
Paula Akugizibwe, Aids Rights Alliance for Southern Africa, Rwanda
Sideeqah Tunde-Lawal, a leader of the Ansar'U-Deen Youth Association of
robustly debate these issues and decide for yourself!
Coordinator, Resisting & Challenging Religious
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