Winter Living Theology 2015 with Fr Nicholas King, SJ

Fr Nicholas King, SjFr Nicholas King, SJ

“The scandal of Christian disunity – a biblical approach” 

The Jesuit Institute South Africa has invited world-renowned New Testament scholar, Fr. Nicholas King SJ, to South Africa in 2015 to lead the annual Winter Living Theology (WLT) week. Fr. King recently published a fresh new translation of the bible. Fr. King, who writes a weekly column on the Sunday Scriptures for the Southern African Catholic Weekly, The Southern Cross, is currently teaching at the Jesuit School of Ministry at Boston College in the USA. He has published extensively on the New Testament. 

The beauty of waiting and a time for preparation

The beauty of waiting and a time for preparation

by Puleng Matsaneng

The Church year ended a week ago, with the celebration of Christ the King. The end was marked by the celebration of youngsters receiving First Holy Communion in our parish. This reminded me of the day when I had my First Holy Communion. All our eyes watched the youngsters who were dressed up beautifully as they lined up to receive Christ Our Lord for the first time. The youngsters were truly excited and overjoyed by the event – as were their families. Who wouldn’t be happy on such a special occasion?

Relative Violence: on power and the place of women by Julie Stacey on Thinking Faith

Relative Violence: On power and the place of women

by Julie Stacey

Earlier this year, Oscar Pistorious received a five year jail sentence for culpable homicide. The short length of this sentence, and that he can apply for parole after serving ten months in jail, has led to much outrage. But much of this outrage, and almost all of the coverage of the trial, missed the central point that a woman was killed by her partner. Julie Stacey refocuses our attention on the levels of violence against women in South Africa, the factors that perpetuate it, and what can be done in the future.

Article written for and published by Thinking Faith on 24 November 2014 

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