Conversation I: Covid-19, race and gender hosted on 10 July 2020
In a 3-part Webinar Series, hosted by the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria, we seek to discern what doing theology might have to look like amidst and beyond Covid-19.
Covid-19 surfaced societal fault lines, in more glaring ways than before – socio- economic inequality, environmental disaster, inappropriate health and educational infrastructure, and institutional ineptitudes. Combined with the #BlackLives Matter protests, responding to resurgent forms of personal and institutionalized racism, as well as the pervasiveness of gender- based violence in various forms, and a growing awakening to the cries of the earth, we acknowledge the intersectionality of systemic violence and global woundedness.
What is the Spirit longing to breathe into our theological actions and reflections, at a time when the earth and humanity alike, gasp for breath? How should we do theology at this moment in time? Do we dare continue as usual, or are the cries of our times, prompting us to deep conversions?
Themes and Speakers
Covid-19, race & gender: the challenge to theological leadership & action
Rev Moss Ntlha
General Secretary of The Evangelical Alliance of South Africa (TEASA)
Pastor of a church in Mohlakeng, near Johannesburg.
Covid-19, gender and violent intersections
Prof Charlene van der Walt,
Gender & Religion Programme,
University of Kwazulu-Natal
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