Turning the tide of the city: An ecumenical vision of hope

Authors

  • HR Botman

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17570/ngtt.2004.v45n3.a01

Keywords:

poverty, hopelessness, social hope

Abstract

This paper was presented as a keynote speech at the Conference of Churches in the Western Cape entitled Turning the Tide of the City of Cape Town, 22 August 2000. The conference focused on four areas: poverty, reconciliation, morality, family and AIDS. This paper argues that the central crisis of Cape Town is a crisis of “hope”. Hopelessness is the mother of its apathy and despondency. It then makes a proposal of the ways in which church leaders could engage the notion of “social hope” in their ministry.

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Published

2004-12-31

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Articles • Artikels