​​​​​Bonhoeffer Unit

In September 2014 a Bonhoeffer Unit was established within the Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer was an influential German pastor, theologian and martyr who also had, and still have, a strong reception in church and theological circles in Southern Africa. From 30 September till 2 October 2015 this Bonhoeffer Unit hosted its first major event, a consultation on "Bonhoeffer and the Global South: Reception and Contemporary and Future Challenges." 



Unit for Religion and Law


The Unit  of Religion and Law is an inter-religious and interdisciplinary research, teaching and service  division of the University of Stellenbosch which resides within the Faculty of Theology, under management of  the Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology. The general purpose of the Unit is to identify, investigate, evaluate and analyze the issues of academic and religious communities, legal and government institutions, through day conferences, workshops, national and international conferences and publications. The specific objectives of the Unit include amongst others to undertake multi-religious and interdisciplinary-based project research on matters relating to the relationship between religion and law, to make available the results of the research and when requested to give advice to academic and religious communities,   and lastly,  to facilitate and promote cooperation regarding religion and law in South Africa through national and international publications, interviews, conferences, symposia and workshops.


​​Gender Unit



The official launch of the Gender Unit was in March 2017.

Through the work of the Gender Unit, and in partnership with partners near and far, the hope is to contribute to the formation of a​​​ world where racism, sexism, homophobia and the dehumanizing reality of poverty is no more by amongst others​: 

(a) Raising funds for PhD scholarships in order to give doctoral students the opportunity to continue their research on Gender, Health and Theology and so helping to cultivate thought leaders who can go back to their respective communities in order to serve as agents of change​ and

​(b) Creating a community of scholars who through their research contribute to the establishment of a centre of excellence that contextually explains the intersection of Gender, Health and the various sub-disciplines of Theology