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Third Joint Conference of Academic Societies in the fields of Religion and Theology

We kindly invite you to register for our third Joint Conference Academic Societies in the fields of Religion and Theology, taking place from 11 to 15 July 2016. The registration form explains the detail. On behalf of the Local Steering and Hosting Committee, we kindly remind you of the following:

  1. The Local Steering and Hosting Committee consists of at least one member from each of the 15 Societies involved. These members communicate directly with their Societies and you will receive all the detail info from your Society. In case you are in need of any information, as to say the Call for Papers, please contact the Secretary of your Society.
  2. Visitors are welcome. You are welcome to invite such a visitor. Such a person is welcome to register in the way explained below with clear reference that she or he is a visitor and not a member of any of the 15 Societies. In case any such person or yourself need financial assistance, please do not contact me. Contact your Society for in case there is such support available.
  3. The theme of this Third Joint Conference and the topics of the five plenary sessions are: Faith and South African Realities
Topics Speakers and respondents
1. Faith and education in South Africa

Speaker: Mary Metcalfe (Wits)

Respondent: Gordon Dames (UNISA)

2. Faith and the construction of identities

(culture, race, gender, etc.)

Speaker: Tinyiko Maluleke (UP)

Respondent: Maria Frahm-Arp (UJ)

3.  Faith and cultural realities in South Africa

Speaker: MA Plaatjies-van Huffel (US)

Respondent: Vuyani Vellem (UP)

4.  Faith, missionality and the decolonial turn

Speaker: Afe Adogame (Princeton Theol. Sem.)

Respondent: Nico Botha (UNISA)

5. Faith, public theology, economic and

ecological realities

Speaker: Klaus Nürnberg (Emeritus)

Respondent: Rothney Tshaka (UNISA)

For more information visit:                       

Or you take the longer route: go to Faculties and then to Faculty of Theology. You will see the link to the Conference.

Contact the conference coordinator: Malan Nel,

ISSN: 1609-9982 (print) | ISSN: 2074-7705 (online)

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