Voice and Voicelessness: Religious, Ethical, Political and Theological Perspectives on Social Discourses and Praxis in the New Millennium
Date: 3-6 October 2011
Since 1994 there has been a number of changes in South Africa. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was one of the expressions of this transformation. There were various theologians, such as Desmond Tutu, Frank Chikane, Khoza Mgojo, Bongani Finca and many others, who participated in the TRC which has been established by the state. Some of these were well known theologians who stood in opposite side of the previous government and called for social justice. During the apartheid era theologians made a major contribution to the establishment of a new society based on e.g. the virtues of justice and mutual respect. Today it would seem that theology is no longer respected in the public domain as well as active as it should be. It is the task of theologians to see that their work once again becomes acceptable as a credible science that is needed in the moral and indeed spiritual formation of a new society.
Conference: Voice and Voicelessness... 3-6 October 2011