Newsletter October 2012

Good Hope MCC Newsletter for October 2012

In this issue:

  • Message from the Pastor
  • We may be the only Bible that some will ever read
  • Out in Africa Film Festival 19 - 28 October
  • Library News
  • Book Review: The Stranger's Child
  • Breaking News: Church Move

Women ignored in tragedy at Marikana

As a movement working on diverse issues and challenging the many injustices that are people's lived realities. It is important to understand that we do not believe in a "culture of death". We work towards a culture of Human Rights, a culture of respecting autonomy, a culture, therefore of life. Any attempt to paint it otherwise is not just inaccurate, it is false.

The following call is endorsed by the ­Triangle Project; Ipas South Africa; ­Gender DynamiX; WISH ­Associates; ­Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights; SWEAT; Free Gender; GHMCC; Women’s Legal Centre; the Social, Health and Empowerment coalition of trans­gender women in Africa; community law centre UWC; Gay and Lesbian Network Pietermaritzburg

Mo(u)rning for Change: 24 August 2012

We've recently seen how powerful art can be within our society. Zanele Muholi’s exhibition “MO(U)RNING” (see more info below) at the Michael Stevenson gallery also has the effect that it moves us to action. We therefore want to create space to do what Muholi’s exhibition calls us to: To Mourn for the Change we are yearning for, demanding and creating after the recent spate of hate crimes and homophobic violence the past few months. We invite you to partake in a lunch hour mourning ritual at the exhibition next Friday 24 August at 1pm.


Out In Africa: Call for South African Films

Out in AfricaCALL FOR ENTRIES - extended submission deadline!

Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is preparing for our third and final edition of 2012! The dates are 19th to 27th October at Nu Metro, V&A Waterfront and Nu Metro, Hyde Park.

This is a call for South African short films - animated, documentaries and/or narrative shorts.

DEADLINE is 5 September 2012. Please fill out the online submission form at and send a DVD to:

P.O. Box 15707
Cape Town

Alternatively, if your film is available online, send a link and password to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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