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Remembrance and renewal : exploring the role of the church as an agent of welfare after 15 years of democracy

dc.contributor.authorBowers-Du Toit, Nadineen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-03T08:19:27Z
dc.date.available2013-07-03T08:19:27Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationBowers-Du Toit, N. F. 2012. Remembrance and renewal : exploring the role of the church as an agent of welfare after 15 years of democracy. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif, 53:205-216, doi:10.5952/53-0-207.
dc.identifier.issn2226-2385 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0028-2006 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.5952/53-0-207
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/82237
dc.descriptionCITATION: Bowers-Du Toit, N. F. 2012. Remembrance and renewal : exploring the role of the church as an agent of welfare after 15 years of democracy. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif, 53:205-216, doi:10.5952/53-0-207.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://ngtt.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the contributions made by the church in the past towards welfare provision in South Africa, and current challenges faced by the church in acting as a welfare provider after 15 years of democracy. The church is wellplaced to affect societal transformation and has played a significant historical role as a welfare agent in South Africa, as evidenced by the establishment of soft infrastructure during colonialism and in the advocacy and the formation of social capital that took place during the apartheid era. In a post-apartheid era, many churches continue to wrestle with issues such as: reconciliation and redistribution in an unequal society; bringing holism to social welfare; redefining their prophetic role; lack of capacity in delivery; and relief mode delivery. This paper, therefore, also proposes paths of renewal for the future, and draws from the WGRIP case study of the town of Paarl, Western Cape, in particular.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://ngtt.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/207
dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch University
dc.subjectPublic welfare -- Religious aspectsen_ZA
dc.titleRemembrance and renewal : exploring the role of the church as an agent of welfare after 15 years of democracyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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