An Oikos Journey: A Theological Reflection on the Economic Crisis in South Africa

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South African history is marked with social and economic injustices and inequalities. In 1985, as the apartheid regime imposed a State of Emergency in response to rising resistance, people in the churches recognized a moment of crisis and opportunity – a kairos moment – resulting in the Kairos Document published in September 1985, challenging injustice in the apartheid system as well as in the church.

The inspiration of the Kairos Document has led us twenty years later to embark on the Oikos Journey arising out of our present context. We believe we are at another kairos moment. The present economic system is a challenge to us all.