The Faculty’s Centenary emblem, the image of an open gate – inviting all who seek to enter – endorses our mission to include those who were marginalised in the past on account of their race, gender, ideology, language and creed. It is also a confession of our past exclusivity.
The original wooden gates of the University are symbolically fixed in an open position. They will never be closed again, thereby signifying our history as an orientation towards the future.
God always opens gates. The first Christian faith community was called ‘the Way’. Our challenge is to recognise that God will always open gates and despite resistance, the message will continue on the way of radical inclusivity. An open gate is an invitation to enter, to meet one another and together to find the way of God.
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