“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

Research Report 2021 Homelessness And Covid 19 In The City Of Tshwane

During the Covid-19 lockdown in the City of Tshwane, homeless people and those caring for them experienced dramatic and large-scale change, taking place over the...

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Inside a Pandemic: Vulnerability, Imagination, Innovation in the city of Tshwane – Report 2020

At the end of 2020, the Centre for Faith and Community also published its annual report calledHealing urban Fractures: this year’s subtitle is: Inside a...

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Homelessness and Covid-19 in the City of Tshwane: Doing liberation theology undercover – A conversation with Ivan Petrella

Ivan Petrella argues that the goals of liberation theology can sometimes be better served by doing it undercover. This article reflects on responses to homelessness...

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A reflection on Vuyani Vellem’s longing for liberation: A spirituality of life and freedom

Vuyani Vellem was insistent on fostering a spirituality that could ground and sustain resistance of death as expressed in multiple unfreedoms, and the quest for...

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Urban Festival 2020 – Film: Facing Homelessness

On Friday 09 October 2020, The Unit for Street Homelessness in Centre for Faith and Community, UP and the Community Orientated Substance Use Programme, UP...

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A practical theology of liberation: Mimetic theory, liberation theology and practical theology

In this article, the authors bring two personal journeys together: one author’s liberationist journey, sparked by a search for justice and liberation in the slums...

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Migration, precariousness, and the linked lives of newcomers in Hong Kong

We develop the concept of linked lives to deepen understanding of the relationship between migration and precarity. Linked lives and precariousness are mutually constitutive as...

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City-making from below: A call for communities of resistance and reconstruction

This article laments the exclusion of small, local communities, voices and visions, from participating in making the city. It makes a case for ‘small communities’...

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2019 Report – Urban Studio: Healing Urban Fractures

This report describes the work of the Urban Studio, a collaborative project initiated between the Centre for Faith and Community at the University of Pretoria,...

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