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The news regularly highlights institutional and individual acts of racism. But these reports don’t only reveal the persistence of racism but a shallow understanding of it. Unearthing the pillars of implicit bias and socialization increases the likelihood of navigating conversations about racism successfully. This session will deal with a biblical theology of socialization, seeing the…
Introduction to a biblical understanding of justice and the mission of the church. A brief walk through of the Story of the Bible using the Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration paradigm.
Presenting a biblical understanding (with reference to historical and social realities) around race, racism and racialization. Critiquing the concept of being colour-blind. Making a biblical case for the necessity of seeing race in order to see poverty, injustice and oppression. Speaking to the question of people “always playing the race card”.
One of key pillars of the apartheid era was the building of roads, railway lines and an education system designed to keep us apart from one another. To keep us ignorant of how different our stories and lived experiences were. Many of those spatial and cultural divisions remain firmly entrenched today.