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Against all odds : Alphaeus Zulu and racism in church and society

dc.contributor.authorKumalo, Simangaliso Raymonden_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMbaya, Henryen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-08T09:41:41Z
dc.date.available2017-11-08T09:41:41Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationKumalo, S. R. & Mbaya, H. 2015. Against all odds : Alphaeus Zulu and racism in church and society. Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, 41(2):4–17, doi:10.17159/2412-4265/2015/152
dc.identifier.issn2412-4265 (online)
dc.identifier.issn017-0499 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.17159/2412-4265/2015/152
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102460
dc.descriptionCITATION: Kumalo, S. R. & Mbaya, H. 2015. Against all odds : Alphaeus Zulu and racism in church and society. Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, 41(2):4–17, doi:10.17159/2412-4265/2015/152.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.scielo.org.za
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the response of Bishop Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu to the racism that was prevalent in both the church and society when he was elected as the first African Bishop of the Anglican Church in South Africa. Clergy, especially bishops, are by virtue of their ecclesial positions expected to transcend racial prejudices, to embrace all members of their churches and to transform their churches to multi-racial ones. This means that they have to deal with racial stereotypes both within the church and society at large. This study is based on interviews with key leaders of the Anglican Church who knew and worked with Bishop Zulu, as well as an analysis of media releases and minutes of meetings that he was part of and some that were written about him. This article argues that Bishop Zulu played a pivotal role in the fight against racism, through his episcopal ministry which brought politics and religion into a creative tension, when he worked as bishop, speaker of the Legislative Assembly in Natal and key founder of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP). It also argues that church leaders must hold politics and religion together for their ministry to bring transformation to both the church and society.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1017-04992015000200002
dc.format.extent14 Pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherChurch History Society of Southern Africa and Unisa Press
dc.subjectAnglicanen_ZA
dc.titleAgainst all odds : Alphaeus Zulu and racism in church and societyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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