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. Three woman Minah Koela Nadine Bowers Du Toit and Linda Martindale from different backgrounds share their stories of growing…
Some of us might try to fight it but there is something psychologically compelling about the somewhat arbitrary changing of the calendar year that resonates with our desire for change. Amidst all the new gym memberships, course enrollments, and best intentions here are five relatively simple ways in which you might take some steps towards living more justly in 2018.
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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