Homosexuality in Ghana Today: The Role of the Church in Mission

Daniel Nii Aboagye Aryeh ORCID iD

Issue: Vol.3  No.2  February  2022  Article 1 pp. 15-26
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/ehass.2022321  |   Published online 15th February, 2022.
© 2022 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


There has been growing evidence of rejection and condemnation of homosexuality by the church and society in Ghana. Homosexuality is one of the critical challenges facing the church in Ghana. Some of the reasons assigned for the rejection of homosexuality are deeply embedded in religio-cultural world views of Ghanaian communities. The church’s response to homosexuality is conservative and rejection. The attempts to have a mission approach to homosexuals have not been seriously considered. This paper examines the spade of homosexuality in Ghana and proposes a researched-based transformational urban mission to homosexuals. Narrative historical analysis is engaged for the study. The results are that Ghanaians are increasingly aware of the homosexual phenomenon in some spots in urban cities. Economic challenges are drawing the unemployed youth into the phenomenon. The church in Ghana needs to have trained pastors and laypeople for urban missions since urbanization is a global phenomenon and many of Ghana’s population live in urban cities.

Keywords: Church, Culture, Globalization, Homosexuality, Mission, Urbanization.

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Daniel Nii Aboagye Aryeh, PhD is the Acting Rector of Perez University College, Winneba, Ghana.

Aryeh, D.N.A. “Homosexuality in Ghana Today: The Role of the Church in Mission,” E-Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 3, no.2 (2022):15-26.  https://doi.org/10.38159/ehass.2022321

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