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MBAYA, Henry. Friendships and Fellowship: living koinonia, martyria and diakonia in the Corinthian Church of South Africa -from the perspective of social capital. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2012, vol.68, n.2, pp. 57-64. ISSN 0259-9422.

In this article, I argued that the rituals of baptism, After-burial ritual cleansing ceremonies, and the burning of the heifer [isitshisa], performed by members of the Corinthians Church of South Africa based in Durban and Phepheni, near Kokstad, generate friendships and fellowship [koinonia], and that these in turn promote witness [martyria] and service [diakonia] to the community.

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