Togetherness in South Africa: Religious perspectives on racism, xenophobia and economic inequality

Volume editor
J. A. du Rand
Volume editor
J.M. Vorster
Volume editor
N. Vorster

Synopsis

Race and inequality have always been sensitive topics in South African society due to its colonial past, diverse social composition and apartheid legacy of legal discrimination against people on the basis of their skin colour. Racial tensions seem to be escalating in South African society and disturbing racialised rhetoric and slogans are re-entering the political and social landscape. Another disturbing phenomenon has been violent incidents of xenophobia against African immigrants. The question probed by this book is: What perspectives can theology offer in addressing the roots of racism, inequality and xenophobia in South Africa and how can it and the church contribute to reconciliation and a sense of togetherness among South African citizens?

Chapters

  • Chapter 1
    The historical and recent sociopolitical context for considering racism and related concepts in South Africa
    Theuns Eloff
  • Chapter 2
    Distorted racial identities in postapartheid South Africa: A Reformed perspective on constructing authentic human identities
    N. Vorster
  • Chapter 3
    Racism in South Africa: Are we at a tipping point?
    J.M. Vorster
  • Chapter 4
    Xenophobia in the seductive slipstream of racism
    J. A. du Rand
  • Chapter 5
    How about the biblical GPS on our way to xenophilia instead of xenophobia?
    J. A. du Rand
  • Chapter 6
    Christianity at war with racism in South Africa
    Dirk van der Merwe
  • Chapter 7
    The predatory nature of hate speech betrays attribution biases within a South African context
    Ferdi P. Kruger
  • Chapter 8
    #Feesmustfall from Belhar to Accra: A postcolonial terrain of struggle for economic justice?
    Reginald W. Nel
  • Chapter 9
    A Global bioethics of equality in health research: A broad Protestant and global bioethical perspective on equality and tuberculosis in South Africa
    Riaan Rheeder

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