Critical Times, Critical Race Symposium10/07/2018
Non-Religion, Secularity and Religious Pluralism in South Africa10/09/2018
The first annual ‘Remembering Marikana’ lecture, The Stones Will Cry Out: Towards a Socio-Theological Analysis of an Atrocity, was presented by Prof Tinyiko Maluleke. The lecture was hosted as part of the Centre’s two thematic focus areas – religion and economy, and religion and politics – to commemorate the days leading up to and at the bloody massacre at the Lonmin mine on 16th August 2012. Drawing on a range of classical and contemporary resources, including biblical texts, poetry, musical scores, first-person narrations, and dream interpretations, Prof Maluleke evoked the tragic memory of the massacre at Marikana and inspired a continued critical inquiry into the persistent patterns of power that seek to disguise the multiple ways in which black pain and suffering are silenced and diffused from collective memory.