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


Research themes


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Born from below: Urban regeneration through incarnational theological formation in Guatemala City and beyond

This article sets out to describe the development of and engagement with a global training collaborative around the formation of urban ministry leadership committed to…

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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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Un-thinking the West: The spirit of doing Black Theology of Liberation in decolonial times

It is indisputable that Black Theology of Liberation (BTL) intentionally un-thinks the West. BTL has its own independent conceptual and theoretical foundations and can hold…

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Back from the Crocodile’s Belly: Christian formation meets indigenous resurrection

Undoing all forms of domination – including, in particular, religious domination – remains a crucial imperative of our time, given that domination constitutes a spirit-killing…

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Deep solidarity: Broadening the basis of transformation

Across the globe, conditions of labour are worsening, providing both challenges and opportunities. As labour is one of the places where the intersectionality of race,…

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Jesters, tricksters, taggers and haints: Hipping the church to the Afro-hop, pop-‘n-lock mock-up currently rocking apocalyptic Detroit

The following essay investigates the animating force of jester-humour and trickster-critique as necessary components of prophetic consciousness and social movement. Climate change devastation coupled with…

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#FeesMustFall as social movement and emancipatory politics? Moving towards an apocalyptic theological praxis outside the limits of party politics

This article proposes three reflexive movements. The first one offers an introduction to Fees Must Fall, pointing to some aspects that allow us to understand…

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Responses to migration: Tensions and ambiguities of churches in Pretoria Central and Mamelodi East

This article is a result of research being conducted to explore how churches in two regions of the City of Tshwane – Pretoria Central and Mamelodi…

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Precarious housing in the Salvokop neighbourhood: A challenge to churches in the inner City of Tshwane

This article describes the daunting challenge of precarious housing in Salvokop located in the southern part of inner City of Tshwane, Gauteng Province. Insecure tenure,…

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