Memory in healing our identity

Written by: Rev. Edwin Arrison God so loved the Cosmos (John 3:16) Over the last few weeks, we have been meditating on how memory determines so much of our Christian spirituality, from the Eucharist-memory using the produce of the earth (bread and wine) through to the ideas of “selective memory” and unhealed memory. Jesus had […]

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The power of memory to unite

Written by: Rev. Edwin Arrison “For Christ himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.” (Ephesians 2:14) Can the act of memory be used to break down the walls of hostility between people? And can memories be co-owned, even by former adversaries? […]

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Written by: Rev. Edwin Arrison “Do you remember when….?” (Luke 4:16ff) When Jesus went to preach in the synagogue in Luke 4, he decided to “stretch” rather than “stroke” his congregation. He asked them: Do you remember when there was famine in the land and only one woman, an outsider “nogal”, was helped by the […]

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Written by: Rev. Edwin Arrison “Do this in remembrance of me”. (1 Corinthians 11:24) Why is the issue of memory important as we start a new year or any new chapter in our lives? Why is the issue of memory important for a wholesome Christian Spirituality? A priest in Cape Town, Fr. Michael Lapsley, works […]

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By Moss Ntlha The lust for power is a weakness all too frequently found among leaders; whether in politics, business, media, churches or any organisation. History is full of examples of leaders whose ambition for power was unbridled and who abused it to the detriment of their followers. It is in the nature of power […]

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By Marius Oosthuizen There is an alternative to revolution, the painstaking establishment of restorative justice and meaningful reconciliation. However, this high road is more difficult to traverse than revolution. I write this short note without mandate or position, except out of love for South Africa and a continuing desire to see this nation move towards […]

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By Verashni Pillay Add NewThe National Interfaith Council of South Africa (Nicsa), the Commission for Religious Affairs (CRA), Delangokubona Business Forum, the National Funeral Practitioners Association of South Africa (NafupaSA) and Black First Land First (BLF) held a press briefing in Durban on Wednesday to outline why they supported Zuma. These particular churches and their […]

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