Recognising the multiple factors which shape access to justice such as gender, religion, race and class, the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice convened a public lecture on the theme of Economies of Violence with keynote speaker, Rev Dr Traci West.
The reading group offers students and scholars the opportunity to read together and engage in a discussion that will respond to critical theoretical and empirical questions in the decolonial, feminist and trans-disciplinary study of religion in society.
The 41st annual ASRSA conference took place in Pretoria on the 4th and 5th of September. The theme of the conference was Religion and Economy. Dr Scharnick-Udemans’ presentation offered a nuanced worldview of a religious group, the Seven Angels Ministry, which has been ostracized by the media, society, and the academy.
As part of the centre’s commitment to interrogating the ways in which religion is involved and implicated in a variety of uneven power relations in society, we consciously work to bridge the gap between academia and civil society in productive and thoughtful ways. To that end, Dr Scharnick-Udemans penned a response to the debate about noise complaints against Zeenatul Islam mosque in Cape Town.