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PilgrimPieter Cilliers’ Afrikaans autobiography, ’n Kas is vir klere, was hailed for its pioneering role in the debate on homosexuality in Afrikaans churches. For many gays, it opened the way to a more honest way of life.

This autobiography, first published in South Africa in 1997, is a heartrending story of a gay pastor’s struggle to come to terms with his homosexuality. It was hailed for its pioneering role in the discussion on homosexuality and the church. The many letters he received since then has resulted in a comprehensive update of the original book. In Pilgrim (the translation of the Afrikaans title Soeker) Cilliers challenges the church’s attitude towards homosexuals and argues that South Africa’s inclusive Constitution has not yet led to an unconditional acceptance of gays. The book is about compelling stories within a greater narrative concerning spirituality and faith.

Like so many other people Cilliers seeks for acceptance as well as for answers to questions on spirituality, faith and religion.

ISBN-13: 9781869195076