“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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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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Churches claiming a right to the city? Lived urbanisms in the City of Tshwane

This article sets out to describe how churches have responded and continue to respond to fast-changing urban environments in Pretoria Central and Mamelodi East, animating…

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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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Conceptual considerations for studying churches’ engagement with urban fractures and vulnerabilities

This article provides an overview of conceptual considerations underpinning the design of a research project on religious innovation and competition amidst urban social change. The…

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Exploring possibilities of social entrepreneurial activities as a tool to reduce unemployment amongst churches in Tshwane central and Mamelodi East: Pretoria case study

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Diversity: Negotiating difference in Christian communities

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Politics of faith: Transforming religious communities and spiritual subjectivities in post-apartheid South Africa

The enforcement of racial segregation during apartheid was aimed not only at regulating public spaces, residential areas and the workforce, but also at shaping the…

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An ethnographic study on managing diversity in two Protestant theological colleges

For many reasons Christian higher education institutions struggle to embrace diversity. Diversity is a relationship of mutuality, where differences are engaged and respected. This study…

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Race, whiteness and transformation in the Promise Keepers America and the Mighty Men Conference: A comparative analysis

This article takes cue from Sarojini Nadar’s article analysing the Mighty Men Conference (MMC) in South Africa as a case study of masculinism, where the…

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