Isipho – The Gift


South Africa is a country with one of the highest rates of out-of-marriage pregnancy, abortion, HIV infection, rape and sexual and domestic violence in the world. The root cause of this is the breakdown or lack of understanding within the society of a sound Christian marital and sexual ethic.
It is critical that this cause be addressed and so, this is the aim of the Isipho Project.

The aim of the Isipho Project is to present the answers to the many problems and questions that young people in society are facing in this area by creating a DVD-series based on Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body”. This DVD series will be accompanied by quality materials in English and 4 widely spoken South African languages. The aim is make these materials accessible to as many Church and school communities as possible within Southern Africa (by direct donation or sale on a reduced cost non-profit basis).

The Isipho Project is being worked on by a team that falls under the care of the Foundation for the Person and the family, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The team is headed up by Marie-Anne Te Brake and includes young people experienced in sharing the message of Theology of the Body, presenting to young people, running retreats, film, music, drama, teaching, and counselling.

We have the support of Cardinal Wilfred Napier of Durban, Archbishop Stephen Brislin (head of the South African Catholic Bishop’s Conference), the Theology of the Body Institute and many others.

Most importantly we need your prayers – if a project like this is going to happen, it can only happen by God’s grace. Please pray for the team, speakers, funders and most importantly, all the people who may be touched by this project.

We need funding to film, record and produce a project like this. If you would like to support us, please go to the ‘Donate‘ page to find out how you can help.

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