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An uncommon path · 2d ago

A matter of conflict? Politics and sustainable development? A reflection on my visit to Berlin

I am coming to the end of a magnificent trip to Berlin, Germany. I arrived here almost three weeks ago to speak at and participate in a number of events. The title of this blog post is 'A ma...
An uncommon path · 4W ago

Justice, economics and historical consciousness - on a trip to Belgium

You may have noticed that I have not been posting to my BLOG as regularly in recent months. In part this is because Squarespace no longer supports posting to version 5 sites from their iOS a...
An uncommon path · 3M ago

Life and Lecia - an analogy

Like me, my Leica camera is well worn! It shows the scuffs and scars of everyday life. H...
An uncommon path · 3M ago

Is the Church is failing the nation? On Minister Dlamini and South African social grants

In our 3rd year Public Theology / Ethics class today we discussed the notion of a just society in which all citizens have the right to have rights, and the resources of the nation are shared...
An uncommon path · 6M ago

Leica M8 with Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.1 lens - a photograph of my son

This is a photo of my son Liam. It was taken on my old Leica M8 with a Voigtlander Nokton...
An uncommon path · 7M ago

A message for my American friends - Trump, the Elections, Consumer Democracy and Morality

So, it seems official - Donald Trump seems to have won the 2016 Untied States elections. With a heavy heart I congratulate my US sisters and brothers at having elected a president. However,...
An uncommon path · 8M ago

Dangerous echoes of the past as church and state move closer in South Africa

Dangerous echoes of the past as church and state move closer in South Africa Dion Forster, Stellenbosch University The Global Values Survey shows that religious organisations remain among th...
An uncommon path · 9M ago

Why the 'loss of faith' in heroes like Mandela may not be such a bad thing

Why the 'loss of faith' in heroes like Mandela may not be such a bad thing Dion Forster, S...
An uncommon path · 9M ago

Steve Biko and Black Consciousness - a lecture by Prof Barney Pityana

Today Prof Barney Pityana gave a superb lecture on Black Consciousness and the legacy of Steve Biko at Stellenbosch University. He celebrated the contribution of Steve Biko who was murdered ...
An uncommon path · 9M ago

For the sake of our salvation - We need to learn again...

I am currently reading John W de Gruchy's latest book 'Without Apology: Faith, Hope and Lo...