Author: Andre Abrahams

  • Breaking through the Backlash: Allan Boesak on Homophobia and the church

    Breaking through the Backlash: Allan Boesak on Homophobia and the church

    DIAKONIA Council of Churches recently partnered with The Other Foundation, the Durban Lesbian and Gay Centre for the Breaking Through the Backlash: Transformative encounters between LGBTI people and the churches in Africa, conference in Durban. Diakonia hosted a public discussion with renowned anti-apartheid leader, theologian and author, Prof Allan Boesak, where the topic was explored further.…

  • DIAKONIA DISTANCES COUNCIL OF CHURCHES FROM NICSA VIGIL

    Diakonia Council of Churches wishes to distance itself and its member churches from the night vigil and march organised by National Interfaith Council of South Africa’s (NICSA) this week. As the Council of Churches, we stand firm for peace, hope, truth and justice; especially in light of the very heavy political discourse currently occurring in…

  • CONVERSATIONS@DIAKONIA SOUTH AFRICA’S SOCIO-POLITICAL CLIMATE: PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE – LUKHONA MNGUNI

    CONVERSATIONS@DIAKONIA SOUTH AFRICA’S SOCIO-POLITICAL CLIMATE: PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE – LUKHONA MNGUNI

    SOUTH AFRICA’S SOCIO-POLITICAL CLIMATE: PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE ADDRESS BY LUKHONA MNGUNI 17 OCTOBER 2017 DENIS HURLEY HALL   Chairperson of the Diakonia Council of Churches, Rev. Ian Booth; Executive Director, Ms Nomabelu Mvambo-Dandala and your colleagues; Leaders in the various strata of our society. Guests, ladies and gentlemen, I greet you all. We gather…

  • SOCIAL JUSTICE FLAME RE-IGNITED AT DIAKONIA’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

    Diakonia Council of Churches reaffirmed their and the churches role to develop and strengthen social justice activism and get the next generation of activists excited about working for social justice and human rights at their 40th commemorative gala dinner at the Greyville Convention Centre on Friday 25 November. Chairperson of Diakonia Council of Churches, Revd…

  • Celebrate Diakonia’s 40th Anniversary

    Celebrate Diakonia’s 40th Anniversary: Commemoration Gala Dinner Greyville Convention Centre: Friday 25 November Diakonia Council of Churches celebrates 40 years of working for a transformed society. To acknowledge this important milestone, a gala dinner will be hosted at Greyville Convention Centre on Friday 25 November, themed Keeping the Social Justice Flame Alive! The keynote address…

  • DIAKONIA STATEMENT ON OUTCOME OF STATE CAPTURE REPORT INTERDICT

    Diakonia Council of Churches welcomes the resolution of the “State Capture Report” case, in which the President, Mr Jacob Zuma voluntarily withdrew his interdict thus resolving the matter in a speedy manner. We also welcome the decision of the NPA announced on Monday 31 October to withdraw the charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, charges…