Reading the Belhar Confession in a Wounded World




confession, fake news, inequality, corruption, Pentecostalism, globalisation


This paper was presented by the author as the annual Belhar Confession lecture at the University of the Western Cape on 21 April 2022. First, the paper presents what the Belhar Confession is, as well as how it has evolved in the church. The South African political, economic, social, religious and cultural landscape is portrayed as representing the “wounded world.” Second, the message of the Belhar Confession is applied to the situation, and attention is given to how this triune message can be read in the midst of emerging societal challenges.


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How to Cite

Kgatla, Thias. 2024. “Reading the Belhar Confession in a Wounded World”. Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 50 (1):15 pages.



Received 2022-06-10
Accepted 2023-02-28
Published 2023-07-28