Decolonising theological education in urban spaces A reflection on the “Abantu Book Festival”

The article argues that “Abantu Book Festival” (Abantu) held in Soweto annually signifies a decolonising space for theological education in the urban areas surrounding Soweto. From the perspective of Black theology of liberation (BTL) paradigms, the clear focus on blackness as a methodological framework for the Abantu programme signifies Abantu as a festival reflecting critically..

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Cultivating the “good city” The theological engagement of the Institute for Urban Ministry within the City of Tshwane

The vision of the “good city” is worth striving for. Enacting the pastoral circle can be theologically generative towards cultivating the “good city.” The urban transition of 1993 in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, held unknowns and possibilities. During this time, a small community with lived faith committed to journeying with the urban poor using the pastoral..

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