Courageous jesters, (dis)owning the city, through festive protest
Posted on August 23, 2019
Once a year the Feast of the Clowns transforms the Burgers Park in the inner city of Pretoria into a space of boisterous celebration.
Join the Feast of the Clowns
Posted on August 07, 2019
You are invited to the our annual city community festival, the Feast of the Clowns.
Keynote delivered at international conference on religion and sustainable development
Posted on August 04, 2019
Dr Tanya van Wyk's keynote lecture was titled, ‘Between Cosmology and Community: Religion and Sustainable Development’, hosted by the Humboldt University.
International Conference on Religion and Sustainable Development
Posted on July 26, 2019
Amid the curious minds of lectures and students from Humboldt University of Berlin came an invitation from faculty to faculty.
Young Theologian participates in a health and wellness outreach
Posted on July 22, 2019
The outreach, led by Elim Gospel Church, took Mr Tona Moroke on a tour across Southern Africa.
UP-led research on social capital in African independent churches published in new book
Posted on July 22, 2019
A new book, 'Bonding in Worship: A Ritual Lens on Social Capital in African Independent Churches in South Africa', co-authored by UP Professor Cas Wepener has been published by Peeters Press in Leuven, Belgium.
Human rights activist speaks at joint certificate ceremony
Posted on June 11, 2019
Recently, human rights activist and filmmaker, Zackie Achmat spoke at an event organised by the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Contextual Ministry in the Faculty of Theology and Religion, in conjunction with Enterprises University of Pretoria.
Rating success for Theology and Religion researchers
Posted on April 28, 2019
The National Research Foundation (NRF) has just honoured six members of Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria with new research ratings.
Building life-affirming communities
Posted on April 15, 2019
In early 2019, Thamsanqa Memela represented the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria when he participated in a mission trip to India with the Council for World Mission, as part of its Face to Face programme.
Student with a rare genetic disorder graduates against all odds
Posted on April 05, 2019
Meet Erika Barnard, a graduate from the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Theology. She has Familial Dysautonomia, an extremely rare genetic disorder that significantly impairs the function of her entire autonomic nervous system.
Student skips graduation to join #Walk4Access initiative
Posted on April 05, 2019
Historical debt is an issue close to Mathias Shunmugam’s heart. The SRC member and Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and Religion skipped his graduation ceremony on 3 April to join the #Walk4Access initiative.
Emergent researchers descend on Stellenbosch
Posted on April 03, 2019
In late March of 2019, Luc Kabongo represented the Faculty of Theology and Religion at an Emergent Researchers conference.
Prof Ernest van Eck appointed as Head of Department
Posted on March 27, 2019
On 13 March 2019, the Faculty of Theology and Religion hosted the inaugural lecture of Professor Ernest van Eck.
Urban theology in the spotlight in new book
Posted on March 19, 2019
Dr Stephan de Beer of the Department of Practical Theology was editor of a newly published scholarly book.
Berlin meets Pretoria on the role of religion in sustainable development
Posted on February 13, 2019
During the week of 27 to 31 January 2019, students and lecturers from the departments of Practical Theology at the University of Pretoria (UP) and Humboldt University of Berlin (HU), had the opportunity to attend a seminar at UP, entitled ‘Religious Communities and Sustainable Development...
From Pretoria to Germany: Studying at UP can really take you places
Posted on February 12, 2019
Tshwanelo, a student in the Faculty of Theology and Religion,
had the opportunity to interview Siyaphiwa Maphanga, who
has just returned from Germany.
New book on youth ministry published
Posted on December 09, 2018
Prof Malan Nel, extraordinary professor in the Department of Practical Theology, published a book entitled Youth Ministry: An Inclusive Missional Approach in December 2018.
Dean’s Merit Awards 2018
Posted on November 29, 2018
On 31 October, the Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, Prof Jerry Pillay, honoured several of his 2018 graduates during the Dean’s Merit Awards Ceremony 2018, held in the Merensky Library auditorium.
German delegates ‘inspired and impressed’ by UP theology conference
Posted on November 19, 2018
The University of Pretoria’s Department of Practical Theology recently hosted a conference in collaboration with Humboldt University of Berlin, the theme of which was “Consultation on African Pentecostal and independent churches’ approaches to development”.
Practical theologians contribute to book
Posted on October 15, 2018
The volume Pluralisation and Social Change. Dynamics of Lived Religion in South Africa and Germany was presented to Prof Wilhelm Gräb