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A Place in the Sun?: The role of the Church in moral renewal and social transformation

G. A. Duncan
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 23, No 2 | a1198 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v23i2.1198 | © 2002 G. A. Duncan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 August 2002 | Published: 07 August 2002

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G. A. Duncan, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Christianity at the crossroads
Mission Christianity exercised a destructive effect on traditional African cultures. In the post-1994 era, all religious faiths are encouraged to engage in the process of moral transformation. The Christian church is well-placed to play a continued constructive role in keeping with the prophetic and constructive role it played in the struggle against apartheid. This should be done through constructive engagement and critical solidarity, despite its internal divisions which may raise questions about its integrity. Christianity can no longer be treated either as a foreign faith or as a superior faith to others, including African Traditional Religion. Dialogue and hospitality are vital components in the process of moral renewal and social transformation.


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