Tag Archives: South Africa

30 Days with the Belhar Confession

Reflections on Unity, Reconciliation and Justice This useful companion to the Belhar Confession, published by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, weaves together Scripture passages and the Confession’s timely themes of unity, reconciliation and justice. Written by a diverse collection of scholars, … Continue reading

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Call to Confession: Week 2

Call to Confession: Race White Privilege, and the Church Week 2 Living History – Vernon Broyles, Interview by the Presbyterian Historical Society My early life is remembered as very happy; when I was almost 4, my dad was called to … Continue reading

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Racism Across Borders: Belhar, South Africa, and the United States

At the end of 2015, with South Africa’s summer and “festive season” in full swing, a real estate agent from Durban took to social media to complain about the crowded and unkempt state of a local beach. The commentator, a … Continue reading

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Racism in South Africa Remains Alive and the Cause of Much Pain and Anger

Racism, Belhar, and the Church in South Africa South Africa is a deeply wounded society. More than 340 years of racist colonial and apartheid rule impacted the black majority very negatively. During this period, people of colour were not allowed … Continue reading

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