Defence in a democracy. A church perspective on the post-apartheid defence review process.

Authors

  • NN Koopman

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17570/ngtt.2004.v45n3.a10

Keywords:

Defence Review Process, democracy, post-apartheid

Abstract

This article consecutively outlines the Defence Review Process in South Africa since the dawn of democracy a decade ago, the consequent policies, actions and involvement in arms deals of our government and the responses of South African churches. The second section entails a theological evaluation of the responses of the churches. The overall conclusion is that churches succeeded to a high degree to engage with this public challenge in modes that are appropriate for public theology in the context of a democracy. In a last section some suggestions are made with regard to the future role of churches. This entails a more inclusive understanding of the church and a more comprehensive understanding of security.

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Published

2004-12-31

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Articles • Artikels