Authors

Thias Kgatla

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DOI

DOI: 10.7252/Paper.000024

Series

Association of Professors of Mission 2013 - Workshop Paper #10

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

First Fruits Press

Place of publication

Wilmore, Ky.

Keywords

Association, of, Professors, Mission, APM, Conference, Papers, 2013

Disciplines

Missions and World Christianity

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ABSTRACT

Even the inspiring assumptions of a Rainbow Nation, the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the miracle of a peaceful transition from apartheid to a democratic order in South Africa could not create the new society that the world had hoped for. Since 1994, the social problems and conflict that evolved in South African communities for decades before the demise of apartheid have acquired new faces. This paper suggests new ways of analysis and the introduction of a spirituality of life and affirmation guided by Ubuntu, an ‘I-Thou’ spirituality that seeks new ways of healing broken relationships, through authentic transformation, intersectionality and transcendence. A transformational, intersectional approach with internal recognition of socially interwoven relatedness and the complexity of oppression and exclusion can set the stage for coexistence in a society with history of conflict and bitterness and open up exclusive and oppressive relations to a new spirituality in South Africa.

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BV2090 .S624 / BV2020 .A876 2013

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The Transformational, Intersectional and Transcendental Agenda of Mission: Quest for a Spirituality of the Road

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