The Reformation Heritage and the Struggle for Justice with The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak

The Reformation Heritage and the Struggle for Justice with The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak

Saturday, January 28, 9am-noon | National Presbyterian Church

The Reformed Institute’s Annual Convocation welcomes theologian and author of the Belhar Confession, The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak:

The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak is a South African clergyman who played a leadership role in the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, alongside such figures as Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu. Educated in the Netherlands and the United States as well as his native country, he is also a theologian who has been one of the better known proponents of liberation theology in Africa-especially in a book entitled Black and Reformed. Active in the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, Boesak was a key figure in the successful effort to get the WARC to declare apartheid a heresy, and he served from 1982 to 1991 as the President of that organization. A political activist, he was one of the people responsible for the creation of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in South Africa, and he currently is a member of the faculty at the Christian Theological Seminary and Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Continental breakfast at 9am

Presentation and Response at 9:30am

Event is free, but registration is helpful.