ISBN 9789996060168
Pages 502
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2018
Publisher Mzuni Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

The Homosexuality Debate in Malawi

by Jones Hamburu Mawerenga

Homosexuality is a cross-cutting challenge to Malawian society with theological, socio-cultural, economic, legal, political, and human rights implications. This book argues that the solution to the homosexuality debate in Malawi does not lie in either the criminalization or decriminalization of homosexuality; neither does it lie in homophobia nor heterophobia. However, the solution to the homosexuality debate lies in achieving a harmonious co-existence of both heterosexuals and homosexuals by practicing mutual tolerance. The book concludes by suggesting various activities to be taken by: The Government of Malawi; Gay Rights Activists; Religious Leaders; Traditional Leaders; and Malawian Society to ensure the aforementioned tolerance and understanding is encouraged.

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About the Author

Jones Hamburu Mawerenga

Jones Hamburu Mawerenga was born on 27th May 1978 in Zomba. He is married to Lydia Mbizi. They have two daughters: Tawonga and Glory. He holds a BA in Theology obtained in 2003 from Global University, USA, MA in Theology obtained in 2008 from the Global School of Theology, RSA, and a PhD Degree in Theology and Religious Studies obtained in 2017 from Mzuzu University, Malawi. He is currently a lecturer of Systematic Theology and ethics at Chancellor College, University of Malawi.