Faith as politics: reflections in commemoration of Beyers Naudé (1915-2004)

TitleFaith as politics: reflections in commemoration of Beyers Naudé (1915-2004)
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMelber, H
Number of Pages82 pp.
PublisherNordiska Afrikainstitutet
ISBN 978-91-7106-780-7

Beyers Naudé was in his later life one of the leading Afrikaner anti-apartheid activists. Convinced by the strength of his faith he took a courageous political stand in a time in South African history when it was much needed. In May 2015, Oom Bey's hundredth birthday was reason to remember and celebrate his service to the people. Faith As Politics is an anthology with contributions from researchers, diplomats, activists and clergies who all have one thing in common – they were all engaged in the struggle against apartheid at the same time as Naudé. And almost all of them worked with him in one way or another. This is a unique depiction of aman whose faith, struggle and courage deserve to be recognized.