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University of the Free State

Faith Communities and Social Cohesion in South Africa: The case of congregations in the AFMSA

After more than twenty years of freedom and democracy South Africa still struggles to make the ideal of a united, democratic, free, non-racial, non-sexist society a reality. The National Development Plan states that South Africa remains “a deeply divided society” and recent findings from the South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) and media reports corroborate this statement.