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Women liberation in church and political organisation governance: Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa and African National Congress perspectives

Leepo J. Modise
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 52, No 1 | a2358 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v52i1.2358 | © 2018 Leepo J Modise | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 February 2018 | Published: 08 November 2018

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Leepo J. Modise, Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology, University of South Africa, South Africa

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This article consists of six parts: firstly, the author will provide orientation on how this research was conducted and the origin as well as the motivation to pursue this research study. Secondly, concepts like gender, equality and human dignity will be defined and clarified to give the reader a better understanding of these main concepts in this article. Thirdly, the position of theologians on the struggle against gender will be discussed. Fourthly, gender policies of the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa (URCSA) and the African National Congress (ANC) will be discussed to explore the correlation between URCSA gender policy and ANC gender policy. Fifthly, the shortcomings in terms of the implementation of these gender policies during an elective conference or synod will be stated. Finally, the author will provide findings and recommendations that can assist to improve the implementation of these policies.


women; men; gender justice; gender policy; power; equality; human dignity


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