Negotiating Diversity in Christian Communities

This special edition was sub-edited by Marilyn Naidoo (UNISA) and Stephan de Beer (Centre for Contextual Ministry, University of Pretoria)

This series originally appeared in the HTS Theological Studies/ Teologies Studies 71(3), 2015

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‘Love the sinner, not the sin?’ Sexual and gender diversity in faith communities – Finn Reygan

While queer theology has foregrounded sexual and gender diversity in faith communities internationally, in South...

Practising chaordic beauty: On embracing strangers in one inner city faith community – Stephan de Beer

In this article I read one inner city faith community – the Tshwane Leadership Foundation...

‘Not in our name without us’ – The intervention of Catholic Women Speak at the Synod of Bishops on the Family: A case study...

This article will illustrate through a case study of the intervention of the Catholic Women...

Towards liberationist engagement with ethnicity: A case study of the politics of ethnicity in a Methodist church – Elina Hankela

The article calls for critical theological examination of the politics of ethnicity in the context...

When faith does violence: Reimagining engagement between churches and LGBTI groups on homophobia in Africa – Gerald West, Charlene van der Walt, Kapya John...

‘Homophobia’ is shorthand for stigmatising attitudes and practices towards people who demonstrate sexual diversity. In...

Race, whiteness and transformation in the Promise Keepers America and the Mighty Men Conference: A comparative analysis – Siphiwe Dube

This article takes cue from Sarojini Nadar’s article analysing the Mighty Men Conference (MMC) in...

An ethnographic study on managing diversity in two Protestant theological colleges – Marilyn Naidoo

For many reasons Christian higher education institutions struggle to embrace diversity. Diversity is a relationship...

Politics of faith: Transforming religious communities and spiritual subjectivities in post-apartheid South Africa – Haley McEwen, Melissa Steyn

The enforcement of racial segregation during apartheid was aimed not only at regulating public spaces,...

Diversity: Negotiating difference in Christian communities – Marilyn Naidoo; Stephan de Beer

This article seeks to present challenges of negotiating difference and diversity in Christian communities in...