CONVERSATION 2: Covid-19, Economy and Environment hosted on 24 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, Now is the time for a well-being economy!

Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti
Italian Minister of Public Education

Covid-19, Africa’s urban futures: Green, safe and just!

Dr Damaris Parsitau
Director of the Centre for Gender, Women and Development Studies
Egerton University, Kenya

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