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The Faculty of Arts at the University of the Western Cape has a long and proud history of offering academic leadership in addressing challenges in the humanities and social sciences in the South African context.​​​​​​​​​​​​


 Department of Religion and Theology Research


Research activities of staff members, research associates and postgraduate students in the Department of Religion and Theology are clustered together in terms of four research frameworks, namely on “Moral Education towards a Human Rights Culture”, “Ecumenical Theology and Social Transformation in Africa”, “Christian Ecotheology” and “Biblical, Theological and Contextual Hermeneutics and Rhetoric”.

You will find more information here on the following aspects:

·         Recent and future research developments in the department(see research reports on 2012, 2013 and 2014)

·       The Department will host a significant international conference on "Ecclesiology and Ethics: The state of ecumenical theology in Africa" from 3-5 June 2015. The Conference Brochure, Conference Programme and registration form​ are available here.

·         The Desmond Tutu Chair of Ecumenical Theology and Social Transformation in Africa (see Honouring the legacy of Desmond Tutu brochure and letters of support​)

·         Research awards received by members of the department​

·         Each of the four research frameworks in the department: 

o   Moral Education towards a Human Rights Culture​”,

o   Ecumenical Theology and Social Transformation in Africa”,

o   Christian Ecotheology” and

o   “Biblical, Theological and Contextual Hermeneutics and Rhetoric”

·         Conferences hosted by the department

·         Publications in the department since 2000


You may also find integrated reports on research activities in the department here

·     Research activities in 2014 and plans for 2015

·         Research activities in 2013 and plans for 2014

·         Research activities in 2012 and plans for 2013​​

·​     Research activities in 2016 and plans for 2017

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