Theological rationale for the Church’s role in addressing the current crisis of violence in South Africa

Theological Reflection July 2021 Unrest

Discussion Paper:
This paper has been initiated by the KZN Christian Council and produced by the theological advisory group
which has been advising and supporting the KZN Church Leaders Group through the successive crisis
moments of the last 18 months. This group worked in collaboration with three other theologians from other
provinces for this, the first paper in our series around the July 2021 unrest. It is humbly intended for the use
and engagement of the broader Church in South Africa. As this paper is the first in a series of discussion
papers, we encourage you to join the discussion and engage with it through comments and contributions.
Please engage in the discussion by emailing Professor Kumalo (