program Society for Urban Theology, 14-15 July 2009, Tshwane

Understanding Public Theology in the Cities of Africa: challenges, methods, visions

14 JULY: DAY 1
Registration 17h00
Supper 18h00
Welcome & opening: Introducing the Society for Urban Theology & Institute for Urban Ministry 18h30

PLENARY 1
18h45:  Pentecost: The Ekklésia commissioned to take up public office to counter the peace of the Empire (pax Romana) with the Peace of Christ (Shalom)
Johann-Albrecht Meylahn

Tea

PLENARY 2
20h00 Pneumatological reflections on developing a Southern African missiological ecclesiology in dialogue with Central Methodist Mission (CMM), in Johannesburg
Reggie Nel & Elina Henkela

Closing

15 JULY: DAY 2
Devotional reflection 08h30

PLENARY 3
09h00 Space, place and ecology: doing public urban theology in Gauteng Annalet van Schalkwyk

FORUM PAPERS 1
10h00

  • From Democratic State to Democratic Society: The Church’s Role in Building Civic Agency and Civic Life Marie-Louise Ström and Harry C. Boyte
  • The Role of Public Theology in Achieving ‘Sustainable Cities’ in Africa Cyprian O. Alokwu
  • ‘To be confirmed’ Credo Mangayi

Tea
FORUM PAPERS 2
11h30

  • Re-imaging God: a necessary task in order to live more justly David Tutty
  • The Church, Poverty and Social Justice in Dzivaresekwa Suburb of Harare in Zimbabwe Robert Matikiti
  • Global Public Theology needs Local Public Theologies. Public theologians as leaders in local churches Martin Mostert

Lunch 12h30

FORUM PAPERS 3
13h30

  • Urban South Africa: an opportunity for liberating theological education Stephan de Beer
  • To be confirmed Rothney Tshaka

PLENARY 3
14h30 Metropolitan Mega-Churches: Middle-class masses in search of mammon
Genevieve James

CLOSING 15h30

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