It was a double celebration for staff member at UKZN’s Ujamaa Centre Ms Noluthando Gasa who graduated and celebrated her birthday at the same time. The visually impaired Bachelor of Theology graduate says she struggled to fund her studies. ‘I had received a scholarship from the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics and although it
‘Queer Churches’ and the contextual realities that brought them into being was the subject of research by a Theology student.
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.
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.
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.
The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) in the College of Humanities recently hosted the first Interdisciplinary Cultural Blending/ Ukuhlanganyela in Africa Colloquium.
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).
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.
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”.
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.