What follows is the invitation to a launch/talk/discussion around issues relating to Recovering Democracy

but also in relation to what we as citizens, and in the case of WAACSA, progressive Christians can do in the current situation, in relation to influencing political life along an emancipatory path.
For me the invitation is fairly exciting in that I have been asked to elaborate on some of the issues that have been raised in the book, for example the relationship between and meanings of ethical and effective leadership, to do this in the context of a reading of the ‘signs of the times’, what many of us would call a conjunctural analysis or a state of the nation.
The plan of some of the organisers is to take the discussion from its inception in Rosebank to Soweto and also possibly the East Rand. So there are many reasons to take trouble in preparing for and participating in this event.
All who are interested are welcome to attend:
Where the Spirit is, there is freedom (2 Cor 3:17)
You are invited to a talk & discussion under the auspices of WAACSA
Recovering Democracy in South Africa
Following the talk, Chris Langefeld will introduce a discussion from the floor on the implications for the potential role of the Church and its leadership in this context.
Saturday 30 May 2015
9.30 for 10.00, finishing at 12.15
Harry Wilkinson Community Centre, Rosebank Catholic Church
16 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank
RSVP by Thursday 28 May
for purposes of organising tea/coffee/biscuits and seating!
Douglas Irvine 082 330 3043
Raymond Suttner‘s latest book, Recovering Democracy in South Africa, was published by Jacana earlier this year.
A scholar and a social and political analyst, he is at present a part-time professor at Rhodes University and emeritus professor at Unisa. He was actively involved in the liberation struggle against apartheid, both in legal political activities and illegal underground work. He served two periods of imprisonment and after his release in 1988 was under house arrest, totalling 11 years. At one point he was in the leadership of the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and the United Democratic Front. Currently he is in disagreement with the directions taken by the ANC/SACP alliance and the ANC-led government, for reasons that are addressed in Recovering Democracy in South Africa.
For further information, see and also…/2015-03-13-review-raymond-suttner…… Mar 13, 2015 – J. BROOKS SPECTOR
Entrance is free. Donations are welcome.
WE ARE ALL CHURCH – SOUTH AFRICA (WAACSA) is a movement of Catholics in South Africa who are committed to the renewal of the Church initiated by the Second Vatican Council.

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