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A Unity Only God Wants
In Racial Integration in the Church of Apartheid Marthe Hesselmans uncovers the post-apartheid transformation of South Africa’s Dutch Reformed Church. This church once constituted the religious pillar of the Afrikaner apartheid regime (1948-1994). Today, it seeks to unite the communities it long segregated into one multiracial institution. Few believe this will succeed. A close look inside congregations reveals unexpected stories of reconciliation though. Where South Africans realize they need each other to survive, faith offers common ground – albeit a feeble one. They show the potential, but also the limits of faith communities untangling entrenched national and racial affiliations. Linking South Africa’s post-apartheid transition to religious-nationalist movements worldwide, Hesselmans offers a unique perspective on religion as source of division and healing.
In: Racial Integration in the Church of Apartheid
In: Racial Integration in the Church of Apartheid
In: Racial Integration in the Church of Apartheid
In: Racial Integration in the Church of Apartheid
In: Racial Integration in the Church of Apartheid
In: Racial Integration in the Church of Apartheid
In: Racial Integration in the Church of Apartheid
In: Racial Integration in the Church of Apartheid