n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - "The sky is red, so we are going to have fine weather". The Kairos Document and the signs of the times, then and now

Volume 36, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



There are similarities and dissimilarities between the present context and the context in 1985 when the Kairos Document was published. The similarities are indeed such that they necessitate an analysis of "the times" in 2009 analogous to the way that Kairos did it in 1985. Some of these similarities are briefly analysed and an overview of important aspects of the present South African political economy is presented. Four important implications for a call to action in South Africa today are indicated in conclusion.

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