- April 11th, 2012
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As part of Stellenbosch University’s HOPE celebrations the Faculty of Theology will be presenting lectures and discussions on the theme of Human Dignity.
Thursday 12 April: 13:00 – 13:45, Attie van Wijk Auditorium
Courageous Conversations: The Bible and Being Gay
Profs Louis Jonker and Jeremy Punt
Sunday 15 April, 10:00 – 11:30
Church Service: Volkskerk, 60 Kahler Street, Ida’s Valley
Sermon: Prof Nico Koopman (Dean)
Monday 16 April: 13:00 – 13:45, Chapel
Lecture: New Wine from Old Wineskins: Old Testament interpretation and a Theology for and by the Underdog.
Dr Funlola Olojede, postdoctoral fellow
Tuesday 17 April: 13:00 – 13:45, Chapel
Lecture: Human Dignity, Missiology, and the Encounter with the ‘Other’ in Southern Africa.
Dr Retief Muller, postdoctoral fellow
Wednesday 18 April, 19:00 – 21:30, Hofmeyr lecture hall, Faculty of Theology
Film show: Babel
“Human dignity is an idea which is hard to pin down. If you try to define it, it melts away. It’s best conveyed through stories.”
Babel caused a stir in 2006 as international drama film with Alejandro González Iñárrituas director and Guillermo Arriaga as writer. Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett lead a cast telling a variety of stories played out in Morocco, Japan, Mexico and the USA. The film received a Golden Globe award for Best Film and was nominated for 7 Academy Awards. Duration: 143 minutes; entrance free.
After the show Prof Robert Vosloo will lead a discussion about the theme of Human Dignity as portrayed in the film.