Shifting Role of Religion in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Gerald West will be giving a lecture on how religion has played a significant role in both the establishment and demolition of apartheid. Has the end of apartheid changed how pople see, understand, and practice religion in the South Africa of the 21st century?
Dr. Gerald West hails from University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, where he is senior professor in the School of Religion and Theology and director of the Ujamaa Centre for Community Research and Development. West earned his MA and PhD in biblical studies from Sheffield University in England. He has lectured in a diverse array of countries, including India, the United Kingdom, Norway, and the U.S. He delivered a lecture at PSR in 2007 about using the Bible as a resource for addressing HIV and AIDS and returned as a visiting professor in Fall 2009 to teach a course titled "Biblical Interpretation in Africa."
To be held in the Badè Museum of Biblical Archeology,
Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley.