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Seksuele diversiteit in de koran - April 27, 2021

Van islamitische leerlingen kan je vaak vragen of opmerkingen krijgen over homoseksualiteit in de islam. Over het algemeen beweren ze dat homoseksualiteit wordt verboden door de koran. Maar als je doorvraagt, weten ze vaak niet de uitspraken en blijven ze hangen in "het mag gewoon niet, het is haram ”. Bij voorlichting is het zaak om goed te denken hoe je hierop zult ingaan. Je eigen achtergrond, inlevingsvermogen en kennis zijn van groot belang. Omdat kritiek op de koran of het geloof door sommigen al snel als heiligschennis wordt opgevat, is dit een gevoelige kwestie.
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Discussing sexual diversity and religion with young people - December 07, 2020

In principle, many religions have a negative attitude towards homosexuality. Especially believers who want to follow the texts of the Bible and the Koran literally, condemn homosexuality on the basis of some texts. It can be difficult for atheists and for public institutions to deal with such convictions.
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The Big Eight - December 07, 2020

Larry Toothman , 10 June 1994
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Homosexuality and transgenderism in the Bible - December 07, 2020

Homosexuality is rejected in a number of places in the Bible.
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Homosexuality and transgenderism in the Quran - August 17, 2019

You can often get questions or comments from Muslim students about homosexuality in Islam. They generally claim that homosexuality is banned by the Quran. But if you continue to ask, they often do not know the statements and they get stuck in "it is just not allowed, it is haram" .It is true that there are a number of quotes in the Quran referring to the story of Sodom which seem to prohibit sex between men. But there is more to say about it.
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NESET-II report on anti-bullying strategies in Europe - February 04, 2017

In January 2017 the second NESET report on bullying in Europe was presented at the European parliament. The report offers an extensive analysis of anti-bullying programs and strategies on both school, community and government levels. It also includes information and sensitivity to homophobia and to other selected groups that are commonly neglected in anti-bullying strategies. The report recommends to create national committees that guide a national comprehensive anti-bullying strategy and to systematically include attention for discrimination and homophobia. This article offers a summary and highlights the anti-homophobia aspects.
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The Others is Us - Best practices in LGBT Inclusive Education (2016) - September 17, 2016

The project “The Others is Us” was an international seminar, realized within the frame of the European Erasmus+ program. It was designed to raise competences of youth educational workers, in the field of antidiscrimination education and human rights, with a focus on LGBT + topic, in relation with schools. The seminar took place in Łódź, Poland between 13th and 18th June 2016 and gathered 20 participants from 8 European countries. During 4 days of the seminar the participants shared experience, knowledge and expertise on the topic, using experiential learning and non-formal methodology.
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Queer Jihad on the Quran and homosexuality - October 22, 2015

The Islamic condemnation of homosexuality is based squarely on the Qur'anic story of the Prophet Lut (known as Lot in the Judeo/Christian context). This story is repeated several times in the Qur' an. They all follow a similar pattern, but the details change from one telling to the next, as we shall see.
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The NISO Project: a High School Game to Combat Homophobia - May 03, 2011

The NISO project aimed to encourage high school students in Europe to play a game which helps to combat homophobia in their schools.
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