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International conference kicks off at Faculty of Theology

Theology scholars from Germany, Nigeria and South Africa among others gathered on Tuesday, 26 February 2013, for the start of a three day conference themed: The role and function of indigenous knowledge for ethics and religion in the context of a globalised world, hosted by Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Theology. The conference is taking […]

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Book launch: Mourner, Mother, Midwife (26 February)

Prof Juliana Claassens book Mourner, Mother, Midwife – Reimagining God’s Delivering Presence in the Old Testament will be launched on Tuesday 26 February 2013. Time: 17:30 Venue: Chapel, Faculty of Theology, 171 Dorp Street Speaker: Prof Denise Ackermann All welcome! RSVP by 22 February 2013 with Veronica, vs1@sun.ac.za

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Faculty of Theology presents conference as part of German-South African Year of Science

The Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University will play host to an international conference as part of the German-South African Year of Science 2012-2013. The  conference will take place at the faculty from 26 – 28 February 2013 on the theme: The role and function of indigenous knowledge for ethics and religion in the context […]

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Faculty of Theology presents Theological Day

The Theological Day, which heralds the start of the academic year of the Faculty of Theology, takes place on Monday 4 February from 09:00 – 13:00 in the Attie van Wijk Auditorium at the Faculty (171 Dorp Street).   In the light of the 450-year anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism, this year’s programme will focus on […]

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SU theologian elected as first female moderator of Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa

Dr Mary-Ann Plaatjies van Huffel of the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University (SU) made history on Monday (1 October) when she was elected as moderator of the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa (URCSA). She is the first woman to hold such a position in one of the large Southern African churches. Prof Nico Koopman, […]

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SU and Presbyterian Church sign agreement

“This is a very exciting day for us because it is a manifestation of a decade-old partnership.” This was how Prof Nico Koopman, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University (SU), described the signing of an agreement between the University and the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa (UPCSA) on Tuesday (18 September). […]

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New book on gender inequality in Africa

Churches and theological institutions have an important role to play in addressing gender inequality in Africa, according to a new book edited by Stellenbosch University (SU) theologians Proff Jurgens Hendriks, Elna Mouton and Dr Len Hansen as well as Ms Elisabet le Roux, an expert on gender-based violence. The book was launched at SU’s Faculty […]

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SU inaugurates unique house for theology students

A historical building in Stellenbosch, Weidenhof House, refurbished especially for theology students from other African countries, will be officially inaugurated at 18:00 on Tuesday, 4 September. At the event, which will be celebrated at the Faculty of Theology in Dorp Street, Dr Uma Onwunta, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Lagos in Nigeria and former […]

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Artwork conveys message of hope

“This remarkable piece of work is important for the Faculty of Theology because it represents hope in the midst of the socio-economic and physical realities of poverty and HIV/Aids.” This is how Ms Lina Hoffman, Manager of the Faculty of Theology, describes the Keiskamma altarpiece, which will be on exhibition in the Faculty’s Attie van […]

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Taizé brothers visit Faculty of Theology

Brothers Emile and Kombo, two members of the famous Taizé community in France will visit the Faculty of Theology on Monday 26 September 2011. Come share in their stories and music from 13:00 – 14:00 in the Chapel at the faculty. This is not to be missed! Enquiries: Helette, hvdwest@sun.ac.za; 021 808 3250  

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Theologians to deliberate on gender equality

Theologians from 12 seminaries across Sub-Saharan Africa will congregate at Stellenbosch University (SU) from 1 to 3 August for a workshop on gender equality. Themed Understanding the challenge of Gender Equality locally, the workshop is hosted jointly by the Faculty of Theology, NetACT (Network for African Congregational Theology) and EFSA (the Ecumenical Foundation of South […]

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Stellenbosch University holds conference on theology, disability and human dignity

The Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University (SU), in conjunction with the Centre for Rehabilitation Studies at the Faculty of Health Sciences, is hosting a three-day conference on the theme of Theology, Disability and Human Dignity. The conference takes place from May 18 to May 20 in Stellenbosch (May 18 and May 19) and Worcester […]

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SU theologian receives Andrew Murray Prize

Professor Dirkie Smit of the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University (SU) received the much sought-after Andrew Murray Prize for theological publications in Afrikaans on Wednesday evening (4 May). Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was the guest speaker at the event held at Neethlingshof in Stellenbosch. Professor Smit, one of South Africa’s leading experts on Christian […]

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Facelift for ‘house of hope’

After years of negotiations and planning, the  Weidenhof House site in Stellenbosch was finally handed over to CS Construction on Monday 7 February for renovations and extensions. At this event Prof Nico Koopman, Dean of the Faculty of Theology of Stellenbosch University, referred to Weidenhof House as “a house of hope” for students from Africa. Weidenhof House […]

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Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians

Prof Julie Claassens of the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University cordially invites you to the launch of the Stellenbosch Chapter of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians. DATE: Monday 11 October 2010 TIME: 17:00 – 19:00 VENUE: Chapel, Faculty of Theology A panel discussion will take place on Prof Denise Ackermann’s Festschrift: Ragbag Theologies: […]

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