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22. September

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16. November

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Kairos Southern Africa


Located
Cape Town / Johannesburg - South Africa

kairossouthernafrica(a)gmail.com
http://kairossouthernafrica.wordpress.com/

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Organisational Profile
Kairos Southern Africa is working with Theology, Human rights, Ecumenism & Interfaith, Conflict resolution & reconciliation, Democratization & good governance

Background

Launched on 9 March 2011, Kairos Southern Africa is a network that provides encouragement and/or support for those who live out a Kairos spirituality, those that carries forward the legacy of the 1985 Kairos document, and those that connects with other Kairos prophetic voices on the African continent and in the rest of the world.

Kairos Southern Africa recognise the interrelatedness and interdependence of the struggles of the peoples of Southern Africa, and the role that faith has played and continue to play in the humanisation or dehumanisation processes in our different countries and regions.

The South African Kairos document of 1985 recognises that Church and State Theologies, while often dominant, need the corrective of Prophetic Theology in order for faith to be credible. The Zimbabwe Kairos document of 1988 builds upon this prophetic tradition. This organisation and network is now conceived and established to reconnect and nurture the prophetic voice that recognises Godís face in the face of the poor and most marginalised people in Southern Africa.

Mission and Objectives

To be a group that provides encouragement and/or support for those who live out a Kairos spirituality

To carry forward the legacy of the 1985 Kairos document and continue to explore the challenges arising from Church, State and Prophetic Theology


To connect with other Kairos prophetic voices on the African continent and in the rest of the world


To be part of and assist in strengthening the civil society movement in Southern Africa


To encourage other countries to draft their own Kairos documents as appropriate to their contexts.


To intervene in theological education in Southern Africa to ensure that Kairos Theology gains its rightful place


To publish material related to Kairos Theology


To be enriched by prophetic spirituality from persons and communities other than the Christian context


To identify and pursue ways to nurture progressive Christian/ faith-based activism in Southern Africa.


To facilitate a coherent, bold and prophetic voice in relation to current trends in our countries, the continent and beyond.


Fundamental Perspectives and Values


Liberation is an event; justice is a process


Apartheid and colonialism should not be allowed to continue under new management


God sides with and Godís voice is mainly to be heard amongst the poor and oppressed, the marginalised and powerless


Empire and patriarchy expressed as the quest for power over and domination of others, expresses the opposite of the reign of God; Communion and ubuntu are the true signs of Godís reign


Values


Unconditional love


Freedom from fear


Practical/concrete hope


Advocacy for justice


Courage


Humility


Solidarity


Truth


Responsibility


Openness to all

Resource documents
African National Congress (ANC) Turns 100
Video: Kairos Southern Africa's Letter to the ANC
PRESS RELEASE: Kairos Southern Africa Meets ANC Leadership
Voices from the South
A call to end the "crime of silence"
South African church delegation answers call to "Come and See" the occupied territories of Palestine
South African Church Delegation Returns from Occupied Palestine
A Word to the ANC: Struggling for Justice in South Africa Twenty Years After 1994
Kairos South Africa - 30th Anniversary Statement

Associated Calender Events
Breakfast Seminar: Struggling for Justice in South Africa Twenty Years After 1994
Kairos Southern Africa 30-Year Conference

History with Karibu
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Last updated 23.01.2012