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It was a double celebration for staff member at UKZN’s Ujamaa Centre Ms Noluthando Gasa who graduated and celebrated her...
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‘Queer Churches’ and the contextual realities that brought them into being was the subject of research by a Theology student.
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The Gender and Religion Programme and the Ujamaa Centre within UKZN’s School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics partnered with Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM) to host a virtual Contextual Bible Study with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people from across South Africa that are engaging in lived realities during the COVID-19 crisis. 
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As I write this, the US has recorded its 40 565th COVID-19 death (and 764 265th infection), and South Africa (SA) its 54th death (and 3 158th infection) (www.worldometers.info/coronavirus). Given their populations (as of January 2020), of 331 million and 57 million respectively, the US’s mortality rate is 129 times that of SA’s.
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Students from the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics participated in the Young Leaders Academy (YLA) Workplace Readiness Programme led by the CEO of Iqraa Trust Dr Mahmoud Youssef-Baker, and YLA’s Advocate Mahomed Vahed.
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The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) in the College of Humanities recently hosted the first Interdisciplinary Cultural Blending/ Ukuhlanganyela in Africa Colloquium.
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The Schools of Education and Religion, Philosophy and Classics, in collaboration with the University Language Planning and Development Office and the JL Dube Institute, hosted the annual John Dube Memorial Lecture at the Dulcie September Conference Centre on the Edgewood campus. Dube was the first president of the African National Congress (ANC) and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
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The Classics department within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) recently hosted a two-day workshop on Material Culture and Archaeological Tools at the UKZN Classics Museum on the Howard College campus.
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Staff member at UKZN’s Ujaama Centre Ms Belinda Crawford has graduated with a degree in theology.
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A United States-based world renowned Islamic feminist scholar Professor Amina Wadud delivered a public lecture at UKZN.
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Ph.D. student in Religion Studies Mr. Ntobeko Dlamini presented his research findings at a conference at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
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Emeritus Professor Abul Fadl Mohseen Ebrahim of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics at UKZN has been appointed an Honorary Consul of Seychelles by the Indian Ocean Island’s President Mr Danny Faure.
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The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics co-hosted an international conference with the Protestant University of Rwanda in Huye, Rwanda on the theme “Memory work in churches and community-based organisations”.
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Dr Tioti Timon graduated with a PhD in Theology and Development. His thesis examined the ways in which climate change is affecting the people, indigenous culture, and environment of Kiribati, in the South Pacific and the role that the church and the Tangintebu Theological College is playing to equip church leadership to respond to these challenges. The study also assessed the extent to which environmental and ecological issues are integrated into the overall theological curriculum.
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Mr William Chisa graduated with a Masters in Theology for his research on the issue of abortion within the African faith landscape that was supervised by Dr Wilhelm Meyer.
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Mr Sindisiwe Sithole, a research coordinator in the Gender, Religion and Health project in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, graduated with his Masters in Theology.
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Twenty-three year old Mr Ntobeko Dlamini graduated with his Masters in Theology for his study on the lived experiences of queer clergy in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA).
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Professor Simangaliso Kumalo of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) recently embarked on a week-long academic lecture and research collaboration at three universities in the United States.
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Director of the Theology and Development programme in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) Dr Clint Le Bruyns is the brains behind the successful Dolphin Coast Book and Film Club.
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Professor Johannes Smit of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) recently organised a seminar, conducted by Professor Ulrich Berner (Bayreuth University, Germany) on the topic of Richard Wagner, and Syncretism in Religion.
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Dean and Head of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics Professor David Spurrett presented a paper at the Evolving...
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