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Contemporary South Africa - the Interaction Between Religion and Politics

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Post-apartheid South Africa a country with an ethnically complex compound population, 11 official languages, an unemployment rate of 29 percent, extreme income gaps, and political instability. What is the role of religion in todays society? What interaction between religion and politics take place, and with what result?

Seminarium
Datum
20 jan 2020
Tid
12:00 - 16:30
Plats
Jonsereds herrgård, William Gibsons väg 21

Arrangör
Jonsereds herrgård i samverkan med Bokmässan

What does interaction between religion and politics mean for the constitutional dispensation and the rule of law? What significance does the enormous growth of African Indigenous Churches and their "silent" political influence have?

The impact of the prosperity gospel on poorer communities? The absence or very small presence of radical fundamentalism in either Christianity or Islam? The use of religion to cover for corruption and incompetence? About interaction between religion and politics.

Piet Naude director of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa and Arne Rasmusson professor systematic theology, Department of Literature, History of ideas and Religionm, the University of Gothenburg.TBA.

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