Children, Faith and Society

In this research theme we explore methodologies for doing child theology, with a specific emphasis on children and youth at-risk and early childhood development. This project finds specific focus in the Village of Support, an incubator for child and youth development training in Rustenburg-Phokeng.

Unsettling Theology: Sunday school children reading the text of the Bible in the age of recolonisation – Nico Botha

During Women’s month in South Africa (August), a group of Sunday school children from the...

Providing mentoring for orphans and vulnerable children in internally displaced person camps: The case of northern Nigeria – Nathan H. Chiroma

The challenge of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) has become central to the response of...

Rethinking sin and evil through the life of a child sex slave – Chris Jones

This article rethinks (original) sin and evil through the life of a child called Engela...

Theology disrupted by the challenge of refugee children – Johannes Kritzinger, Martin Mande

This article focuses on the plight of refugee children and families and takes the form...

‘Children must be seen and heard’ – Doing postcolonial theology with children in a (southern) African Reformed church – Reggie Nel

Taking theology to the African children needs to start with a serious engagement of the...

Theology disrupted: Doing theology with children in African contexts – Elijah Mahlangu

The thrust of this article is an attempt to respond to the question whether we...

Doing theology with children in a South African context: Children as collaborators in intergenerational ministry – Shantelle Weber, Stephan de Beer

The vision of Child Theology Africa is to advance a child-friendly continent by doing theology...

Children as theological hermeneutic: Is there a new epistemological break emerging? – Nico Botha

Children are the great omission in theology. The objective of the article is to show...