Expanding Ecumenical ‘Circles’: Religious Pluralism and Feminist Theology in the Study of Religion and Theology10/04/2018
Gender, Religion and Sexuality Conference10/05/2018
The collaborative team at UWC partnered with the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University, to honour the life and work of James Cone, who passed away in 2018. This was in line with the Centre’s commitment to providing a space to engage in conversations about Black liberation theologies, particularly for post-Apartheid South Africa. The work of James Cone focused primarily on the experiences of African Americans, racism, and the role of the black church. Two distinguished South African liberation theologians (Prof Nico Koopman, Vice-Rector: Social Transformation and Personnel, Stellenbosch University; and Prof Reggie Nel, Dean: Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University) were invited to reflect on the impact of the life and work of James Cone on their research and teaching. This event was important in advancing the thematic area of religion and politics in the Centre.