Winter School: Season of human dignity
The annual Winter School organised by the Faculty of Theology in collaboration with Communitas, Ekklesia and the Beyers Naude Centre for Public Theology will be held from 2-4 June at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch. Interdenominational participation and attendance by members and clergy alike make for rich opportunities to learn and connect. The Season of Human Dignity will be presenting two parallel sessions.
P1 Morning Session: Season of human dignity
By making use of three case studies the session illustrates the ways in which congregations manage to embrace human dignity in response to challenges. The focus is on the effect on the culture of congregations and on ministerial practice. A deaf minister and her hearing colleague share their experience of crossing boundaries between deaf and hearing in their congregation. Congregations’ involvement with the work of Cease Fire illustrates the ways in which they support human dignity in a culture of gang violence. A congregation shares the challenges they face and the transformation they experience in their support and inclusion of people who live with HIV.
- Rev. Elsabe Döman (URCSA Die Strand)
- Rev. Jetro Cloete (URCSA Die Strand)
- Dr. Tiana Bosman (DRC Pinelands)
- Past. Craven Engel (Pinkster Protestantse Kerk, Hanover Park)
- Rev. Stephen Snyman (Calvyns Protestante Kerk, Athlone)
- Dr. Spiwo Xapile (JL Swane Centre in Gugulethu, Uniting Presbyterian Church in SA)
PS1 Afternoon Session: Human Dignity and poverty: Preaching in order to empower people in a context of poverty
Can the preaching that happens every Sunday in church, really help poor people? Can it enable them to look differently at themselves and their contexts, empowering them to become agents of change? This workshop will help you to look critically at the preaching of the church, in search of proclamation that gives hope, that addresses injustices in society and that brings the good news of the Gospel in contact with the real situation of people’s lives.
Presenter: Dr. Shaun Burrows (Pastor of URCSA Franschoek)
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