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Reflecting on cultural traditions with religious leaders

In this video SAFAIDS explain how they work with the Bible to engage in conversations about culture and traditions

You have investigated how culture and tradition are addressed in the Sexuality, Gender and Faith toolkit. In this video Godfrey Nakai from SAFAIDS gives an example of how stories from the Bible are utilized to engage in conversations about culture and traditions and these can be revisited and changed to realize health and wellbeing.

TRIGGER WARNING: the content in the video discusses sexual violence and may be triggering to some learners. Feel free to skip this video step if this may affect you.

In Week 2, we included some discussion about culture and tradition already, and how people often consider them unchangeable even though they in fact do change quite often. In the discussion steps on the role of culture and tradition in interventions you also encountered how the toolkit of Sonke Gender Justice views culture and tradition.

Do you recognize this tension between culture and tradition as static versus dynamic in your own environment? How do you see yourself and others deal with this?

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