Theology and Development Staff

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Dr Clint Le Bruyns

Director, Theology and Development Programme

Senior Lecturer in Theology and Development

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Dr Clint Le Bruyns is Director and Senior Lecturer in Theology and Development within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Having conducted studies at Cornerstone Christian College, University of South Africa, University of the Western Cape, Fuller Theological Seminary and Stellenbosch University, Dr Le Bruyns has served in various institutions including Pat Kelly Bible College, Cornerstone Christian College, Stellenbosch University and Eastern University.

His major areas of expertise revolve around public theology, economic ethics, ethical leadership, and the role of the churches in development discourse and practice. In addition to the publication of many popular and scholarly articles, he co-edited two books: The Humanization of Globalization (Germany, 2008) and Ragbag Theologies (South Africa, 2009). He is an active member within various professional theological and ethics societies, as well as on the editorial board of the International Journal of Public Theology and Soma: An International Journal of Theological Discourses and Counter-Discourses.

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Prof Beverley Haddad

Associate Professor in Theology and Development

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Prof Beverley Haddad is Associate Professor in the Theology and Development Programme within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has worked in the field of the church and development since 1990, both as a researcher and as an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. She is the Director of the Collaborative for HIV and AIDS, Religion and Theology (CHART). Her interest in the intersection of religion and the HIV epidemic began during her doctoral research in Vulindlela, outside Pietermaritzburg, during the mid-1990s.

In 2003, she obtained a post-doctoral fellowship from the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA). She has published many journal articles on the subject and recently edited the landmark publication, Religion and HIV and AIDS: Charting the Terrain, published by UKZN Press. As a member of the Concerned African Women Theologians, she has co-edited a book titled, African women, HIV/AIDS, and faith communities and also published many journal articles on gender, faith and the church.

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Rev Sthembiso Zwane

Lecturer in Theology and Development

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Rev Sithembiso Zwane is a lecturer with a focus on Community Engagement in the Theology and Development Programme within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is an ordained minister in the African Independent Church (AICs), and a Coordinator of the Theology and Economic Justice Programme in the Ujamaa Centre for Community Development and Research.

Rev Zwane has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of KwaZulu-Natal for the past six years in the area of industrial mission and theology and development. His research interest is in the area of unemployment, casualisation, decent work, and biblical and theological praxis. Rev Zwane has worked on a research project for his master’s degree entitled “A theology of Decent Work: reflections from casual workers in the N D J Ethiopian Catholic Church in Zion, 2012." He has also co-authored an article with Prof GO West entitled “Why are you sitting there doing nothing? A socio-economic reading of Matthew 20:1-15 with casual workers in Pietermaritzburg, 2010."

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Ms Annalize Gilfillan

Theology and Development Administrator

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