Original Research - Special Collection: Black Theology Liberation

Regina Mundi: Serving the liberation movement in South Africa

Willem Oliver, Erna Oliver
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 72, No 1 | a3409 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v72i1.3409 | © 2016 Willem Oliver, Erna Oliver | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 March 2016 | Published: 30 September 2016

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Willem Oliver, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, University of South Africa, South Africa
Erna Oliver, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, University of South Africa, South Africa


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Abstract

The struggle for ‘non-white’ South Africans to eventually become liberated in this country was a very tough and bloody one. In the struggle the South African Native National Congress – later renamed to African National Congress – as a liberation movement played a decisive role from the beginning of the 20th century, as the mainstream churches failed in the previous three centuries to really contribute to the liberation process. However, the Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto serves as a good example of a church that did not look the other way during the struggle. This church assisted the liberation movement in promoting freedom for everyone,serving as the platform for many a politician and even, at least once, as a shelter against the raining bullets of the police.


Keywords

Liberation movement; ANC; Regina Mundi; Roman Catholic Church

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