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Church and Culture

Church and Culture: By Prof.R. Hewitt

Pastor and Politican: By Prof R.S Kumalo

JL Dube memorial lecture:By Prof R.S.Kumalo

Religion & Politics in Swaziland: By Prof. R.S. Kumalo

 Methodists with a White History: By Prof.R.S Kumalo

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UKZN Ujamaa Centre for Biblical and Theological Community Development and Research...latest news: Prof R.S. Kumalo from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa hands over a Zulu Ujamaa Bible to the head of Kerk in Actie in Amsterdam, Netherlands

UKZN Ujamaa Centre for Biblical and Theological Community Development and Research



The Ujamaa Centre is an interface between socially engaged biblical and theological scholars, organic intellectuals, and local communities of the poor, working-class, and marginalised. Together we use biblical and theological resources for individual and social transformation. Welcome to our website! On this site you will find information on our history, our current contextual analysis, our organisational structure, our theological orientation, our programmes and campaigns, our resources, our partners, and how you can contact us.


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View our latest events-2014

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  1. Earth theology activities
    December 18, 2014
  2. Contextual Bible study workshop on climate change
    December 18, 2014
  3. Climate change workshop on Earth theology
    December 18, 2014
  4. People's theology class activities
    December 18, 2014
  5. Earth activities 2014
    December 18, 2014
Latest News

Prof R.S. Kumalo from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, hands over a Zulu Ujamaa Bible to the head of Kerk in Actie in Amsterdam


 Jim Wallis


The Religion and Governance Programme of Ujamaa centre hosted Jim Wallis from the United States of America. He was at the University of KwaZulu- Natal, PMB Campus on the 11th August, for a Seminar. 
Jim Wallis is a public theologian, speaker, and international commentator on ethics and public life. Wallis is the founder of the Sojourners Movement which is a movement of progressive evangelical association. 


Latest Events

Allan Boesak

 The UKZN Ujamaa Centre hosted Dr. Allan Boesak-a professor and founding director of the Desmond Tutu Centre for Peace, Reconciliation and Global Justice...

Theme: Annual Mzwandile Memorial Lecture
Date: 26 August 2014
Venue: Collin Webb Hall, UKZN, PMB
Time: 17h30-20h00
Topic: “Just, Brave Men: Luthuli, Mandela and the Jericho Road”

Click here to see a poster: Dr Allan Boesak Poster - 2014


Prof. R Simangaliso Kumalo
Associate Professor: Religion and Governance
Director: Ujamaa Centre

School of Religion Philosophy and Classics
University of KwaZulu-Natal 
Tel: +27 (33) 260 5850; Fax: +27 (33) 260 5858 




Mrs Comilla Laban, 
Administrator and Financial Officer of Ujamaa Centre 
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