Invitation to the virtual premiere of ‘In Gods Naam’

Posted on September 21, 2020

Dear Colleagues

The Faculty of Humanities would like to invite you to the virtual premiere of ‘In Gods Naam’, a 26-minute documentary directed by Dr Siona O’Connell (University of Pretoria, African Studies scholar and filmmaker).

‘In Gods Naam’ (‘In God’s Name’) looks at the history of the Slave Church in Cape Town – this church was crucial in drafting the Belhar Confession, the theological confrontation against apartheid. The film considers the long reach of a colonial and slave history and confronts the schisms that remain unreconciled between the NGK and URCSA.

The one-hour event will be hosted by Professor Norman Duncan (Vice-Principal: Academic, UP) and will include a discussion with:

  • Rev Dr Llewellyn MacMaster (Moderator of the Cape Regional Synod Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa (URCSA) (RCSA))
  • Professor Hennie Stander (UP and emeritus minister of the NGK)
  • Ms Jolina Zimri (URCSA, Belhar Congregation)
  • Ds Riaan de Villiers (Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (NGK), Groote Kerk Congregation), and
  • Dr Siona O’Connell (UP).

Date:                     Sunday, 27 September 2020

Time:                    16h00 – 17h00


Livestream link:

If you have any queries please contact: Heather Thuynsma ([email protected]) or Andrea du Toit, [email protected].


We hope to see you there!

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