Racism, whiteness and transformation: reforming the space of theological education in South Africa

As practical theologians, we are interested in the critical process of action and reflection with respect to how oppressive practices, theories and forms of knowledge are constructed and enacted in an increasingly diverse and uneven world. In South Africa, race, ethnicity and national identity are i...

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Published in:Reforming practical theology
Main Author: Naidoo, Marilyn ca. 20./21. Jh.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: International Academy of Practical Theology [2019]
In:Reforming practical theology
Year: 2019, Volume: 1, Pages: 168-175
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Africa / Theological faculty / Racism / Weißsein
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Summary:As practical theologians, we are interested in the critical process of action and reflection with respect to how oppressive practices, theories and forms of knowledge are constructed and enacted in an increasingly diverse and uneven world. In South Africa, race, ethnicity and national identity are important discussions that remain unfinished ecclesial business for churches and theological education alike. In considering how to reform space, body and politics, this chapter unpacks a research project on diversity, highlighting the embedded racism found within the sampled institutions enabled by whiteness and power discourses of resistance. Using a postcolonial lens, it underlines the challenge in unequal relationships of dominance, resistance and change in theological education and the need to recognize this complicity and to reflect on and act against embedded racism. Transformative remedies are required with a vision of inclusion that will positively impact students, identity and transformation.
Contains:Enthalten in: Reforming practical theology
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.25785/iapt.cs.v1i0.68