Apartheid and Theology

Apartheid (meaning separateness in Afrikaans, cognate to English apart and -hood) was a system of ethnic separation in South Africa from 1948, and was dismantled in a series of negotiations from 1990 to 1993, culminating in democratic elections in 1994.

The rules of Apartheid meant that people were legally classified into a racial group (the main ones being Black, White, Coloured and Indian) and were separated from each other on the basis of the legal classification. Blacks legally became citizens of one of ten bantustans (homelands) that were nominally sovereign nations. These black homelands were created out of the territory of Black Reserves founded during the British Empire period — Reserves akin to United States Indian Reservations, Canadian First Nations reserves, or Australian aboriginal reserves. Many Black South Africans never resided in these “homelands.” (wiki)

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History of South Africa in the apartheid era

Apartheid and Theology

How Liberated is Christian Liberation Theology in South Africa

South African Contextual Black Theology

The Apartheid Bible Revisited

The Dutch Reformed Church and Apartheid

Christianity and Apartheid

Trapped in Apartheid

Gender, Race, Power and Religion

The God of Surprises–Apartheid & Reconciliation

The Process of Confessing and Forgiveness between Churches

David Bosch: The Messenger of Reconciliation and Peace

David Bosch (1929-1992)

David Bosch: A White Afrikaner Speaking to Black Africa and the World