n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - 'Standing by God in his hour of grieving' - Christians and Muslims living together in South Africa : theology, history and philosophy of life

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



Relationships between Muslims and Christians in South Africa are rooted in deep-seated historical, political and familial bonds. Their shared personal and political experiences during the struggle against apartheid have helped them discover shared values that have proved invaluable in that struggle. The tensions between the Muslim world and the West also have an impact in South Africa and form a new challenge for interfaith relationships and co-operation. The spiritual values that bind Christians and Muslims will not only prove indispensable now in the building of South Africa's democracy, but can be an instrument in making a contribution to Muslim-Christian relationships worldwide.

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