How do we theologically understand violence? Is there biblical warrant for a broader definition of violence? What does it mean to be peacemakers in a context of both repeated, overt acts of violence and insidious systemic violence? How does the gospel shape our understanding of and reaction to both behavioural and systemic violence? These are questions and concerns addressed in this talk.
Over the last few years, South Africa has been exposed to frequent acts of violence, many of which have been politically or racially motivated. From the white man who beat a black domestic worker claiming he thought she was a prostitute, to the pummelling of black students who interrupted a rugby match at the University...
Isiphambano Centre for Biblical Justice is a study and training centre dedicated to developing a holistic, theological and cross-centred response to racial and economic injustice within the South African context.
The so-called Coloured community is a community of people who are uniquely affected by South Africa’s racial history. Our story is one with a rich cultural and political heritage firmly rooted in the drama of the larger South African narrative. And yet, this rich story is often overlooked in our national discourse. It’s a story with many complex intersections and points of departure between the oppressed. One with noble longings for freedom, partially fulfilled aspirations, and less noble but equally complex realities of assimilation and colourism. Its a story of activism and simultaneous contradictions that legitimise hegemony. A story about heroic women who all too frequently carry the burdens of our social and cultural ills. What tools does our theology offer in making sense of these conversations? And what role the church has played as both a site of struggle and a place of liberation in the coloured conversation? This is the Coloured Conversation.
A conversation that will deal exclusively with issues affecting the so-called Coloured community but one that’s open to all. Please do join us as we explore the many aspects of this complex story which has great significance for the future of South Africa.
This 3-week course for white Christians explores what it means to act against racism in ways that are both intentional and theologically informed. During this course, we aim to: 1. Understand how a racialised society has shaped our own worldviews, theologies and actions. We’ll also discuss ways to recognise racism systemically and engage with the…
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