Faith in the City

This research theme explores the (dis)engagement of church and theology from healing urban fractures, with specific reference to the City of Tshwane. Much of the activity is taking place in the Urban Studio, a trans-disciplinary space for action, reflection, dialogue and research, done in partnership with the Tshwane Leadership Foundation.

It has developed four sub-themes:

Just faith: Glocal Responses to Planetary Urbanization

Volume editor: Stephan de Beer Synopsis The purpose of this scholarly book is to expand the body of...

The Tshwane Homeless Summit as dramaturgy: A contextual, trans-disciplinary epistemology from below – Wayne Renkin & Stephan de Beer

In this article we propose a contextual, trans-disciplinary epistemology from below, as explored through the...

Engaging with homelessness in the City of Tshwane: Ethical and practical considerations – Inge Kriel

Policies and practices aimed at developing more engaged universities that are responsive to the needs...

‘Not just numbers!’ Homeless people as potential economic contributors in Tshwane – Lukwikilu Credo Mangayi

Statistics on homelessness in the City of Tshwane fail to give us ideas about the...

Homelessness in Pretoria: Exploring the survival challenges of the homeless and their right to the city – Inge Kriel, Miriam Júlia Paulo Tembe...

This article documents the biographies of 60 homeless people from a range of different backgrounds...

Unshackling the chains of homelessness in the City of Tshwane: A critical appraisal of the current policy in the light of national and local...

This article provides a critical appraisal of the current Homelessness Policy for the City of...

International responses to homelessness: Lessons for the City of Tshwane – Johan Kriel

Reports of increases in the numbers of homeless people are pouring in from all over...

(Finding) Pathways out of homelessness: An engaged, trans-disciplinary collaborative in the City of Tshwane – Stephan de Beer & Rehana Vally

Street homelessness in the City of Tshwane was brought to public attention in the winter of...

Editorial: Pathways out of Homelessness – Rehana Vally & Stephan de Beer

People do not become homeless out of choice. There is sufficient historical evidence to demonstrate...