oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - On stigmata, racism and reconciliation in a post-TRA South Africa
|Article Title||On stigmata, racism and reconciliation in a post-TRA South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Author||Annalet Van Schalkwyk|
|Publication Date||Apr 2002|
|Pages||70 - 81|
|Keyword(s)||Co-existing, Crime rate, Distorting perceptions, History of Christianity, Irreconcilable realities, Job-seekers, Murder, Pass system, Peri-urban ex-bantustans, Police reservists and Unemployment problem|
My mother had the charism of bleeding for people. She would stand washing up at the kitchen sink, the tears dripping from her cheeks onto her work roughened hands and trickling into the soapy water as she washed the dishes one by one. She wept for the people of the town and the people of the location; for the clinker-brick Dutch Reformed Church at the top of the main street and for the little whitewashed ""Dutch"" church on its dusty hill in the location. She wept for people ripped apart by wealth, poverty, selfrighteous religion, violent laws, prejudice.
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