“THE GOAL OF RESEARCH IS NOT THE INTERPRETATION OF THE WORLD, BUT THE ORGANIZATION OF TRANSFORMATION.” 
CHATTERTON ET AL., 2010:261


Research themes


RECENTLY PUBLISHED

“Rainbow: premise or promise?” Consultation on Social Cohesion and Reconciliation – Report 2013

From 22-23 August 2013, 59 people gathered in Cafe Burgundy’s at the University of Pretoria to consider the status of reconciliation and social cohesion in South...

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Faith in the City – Report 2017

The Centre for Contextual Ministry is hosted in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria. Since 2012 the Centre has a specific research project...

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Pathways out of Homelessness Report – 2015

The Pathways out of Homelessness research report is a result of a transdisciplinary research project with more than 40 researchers from various faculties such as Theology, Social...

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Theological education and African cities: An imperative for action

Africa’s urban explosion presents a clear challenge to the way theological education in Africa is done today. The backdrop of this article is a collaborative...

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Faith-based agency and theological education: A failed opportunity?

After attending to shifts in the landscape of theological education at a public university in South Africa, this article explores the re-imagination of theological education...

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James Cone, the Urban Church in South Africa, and Theological (Re)Education: A Personal Reflection

This essay uses as backdrop the work of James Cone, and is foregrounded by a personal reflection of epistemological and theological rupture. Through the lenses...

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Change-making in a (post)apartheid city: An auto-ethnographical essay

We reflect on living and doing ministry in a (post)apartheid South African city, negotiating ongoing demographic and sociopolitical transitions and discerning appropriate faith responses. We...

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Urban social movements in South Africa today: Its meaning for theological education and the church

In the past decade, significant social movements emerged in South Africa, in response to specific urban challenges of injustice or exclusion. This article will interrogate...

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Trans-disciplinary research on religious formations in urban Africa: Towards liberative methodological approaches

In this article, we are exploring a methodological approach to research on faith and religious expressions in urban Africa. We are committed to trans-disciplinary work...

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