On 31 May 2017, the research groups Spatial Justice and Reconciliation and Ubuntu research project collaborated and hosted a one day conference: Spatial Justice and Reconciliation. It was held at Thembelihle Village, 83 Struben Street, Pretoria.

Authors were invited to present papers that were published in the special 2016 HTS Spatial Justice edition, flowing from a previous joint consultation on Spatial Justice and Reconciliation on 21–22 September 2015, hosted by the Centre for Contextual Ministry and the Ubuntu Research Project of the University of Pretoria. The Ubuntu research group published articles in Verbum et Ecclesia in 2015.

The attendees of the conference included: researchers, practitioners, activists, and students. The conference produced a resource list for churches on how to contribute to socio-spatial justice.