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Missionalia

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Abstract

METHULA, Dumisane W. Engaging in the Struggle for Economic Justice in the Streets of the City of Tshwane. Missionalia (Online) [online]. 2014, vol.42, n.1-2, pp. 107-119. ISSN 2312-878X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7832/42-1-2-50.

The Meal of Peace Project is a transformative encounter that represents a theoretical break with neo-liberal missiological discourses and seeks to liberate the Bible from ivory tower hegemonic paradigms. This is done through Bible studies with the homeless from the City of Tshwane, engaging in the struggle for economic justice in the hills and valleys of Tshwane. In the past 20 years the major characteristic of the democratic dispensation in South Africa, since the inauguration of majority rule in 1994, has been the intensification of the country's socio-economic problems of poverty, unemployment and inequality. The struggle for economic justice is the new struggle for the prophetic church and liberation theologies in the current constitutional democratic juncture in post-apartheid South Africa. The need arises for exploring ethical alternatives to achieve economic injustice. This article's critical reflection on the socio-economic situation will be carried out through the Bible study session at TLF, where we looked at the message of Amos 5:22-24.

Keywords : Neo-Liberal; Contextual Bible Study; Tshwane; ecomic justice; prophetic church; liberation theology.

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