CONVERSATION 3: Doing Theology, Now! How? What? With Whom?

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

Doing Theology, Now! How? What? With Whom?

Prof Daniel Franklin Pilario
Dean of the Saint Vincent School of Theology in Quezon City, the Philippines;
Professorial lecturer at the Department of Sociology in the University of the Philippines Diliman
Author of “Back to the Rough Grounds of Praxis”,

Response to Prof Pilario

Selena Headley,
Formation Coordinator: Institute for Urban Ministry
PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria;

Response to Prof Pilario

Rev. Tsakani Sibanda,
Minister of the Khayelitsha Parish
Church of the Nazarene

A consolidated response on the 3 conversation series

Prof Dion Forster
Director of the Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology
Chair of the Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology
Faculty of Theology at the University of Stellenbosch.

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Presention – Prof Pilario