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HTS Theological Studies

versión On-line ISSN 2072-8050
versión impresa ISSN 0259-9422


MANGAYI, Lukwikilu C.. Mission as 'saving' abandoned infants in Johannesburg inner city: An evaluation of the Door of Hope Mission. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2019, vol.75, n.4, pp.1-9. ISSN 2072-8050.

In this study, I position the Door of Hope (DoH), an organisation which attempts to work with abandoned and orphaned children, as a faith-based organisation and attempt to determine its effectiveness in relation to missio Dei [the mission of God]. This evaluation focussed on the four different 'mission orientations' that a religious community could have in society. Insights gained through this scrutiny of DoH highlight the notion that faith-based organisations in areas such as the inner city of Johannesburg in South Africa can genuinely embrace God's mission as co-workers in God's mission to realise a transformed reality symbolised by shalom or collective well-being of all of creation, in particular, for the most vulnerable citizens of Johannesburg inner city, such as infants and young women at risk.

Palabras clave : abandoned infants; Door of Hope Mission; Hillbrow-Berea; Johannesburg Inner City; mission.

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