The Zion Christian Church (with its diverse branches) is still today the single strongest church in the country; the Nazareth Baptist Church (NBC), founded by Isaiah Shembe in 1910, would surely meet with the loose indexes of membership and historical memory as well as with the criterion of socio-political impact: alongside the Dutch Reformed
Church, it is specifically the NBC that has a long-standing record in the political imagery on (Zulu-) ethnicity.
The Conferentie were traditionalists who held strongly to Dordt, and because Dordt determined the doctrines of the Dutch Reformed
Church in the Netherlands, the Conferentie maintained ties with Amsterdam in order to counter what it envisioned were Arminian (free-will) tendencies in the American church.
A deputation from the class then submitted a resolution to the synod of the Dutch Reformed
Mission Church that was about to meet at that time.
After a certain amount of back and forth, the couple bought the 1928 chapel, which had been used by the Dutch Reformed
Church, in March of 2011 for 130,000 euros (about $177,000) and set about converting it into a home.
In October 1942, Goode was transferred to Camp Myles Standish in Taunton, Massachusetts and reunited with Chaplains John Washington, a Catholic priest; Clark Poling, a Dutch Reformed
minister; and George Fox, a Methodist minister—all of whom were Goode's classmates at Harvard.
While most studies of racial thought in South Africa have emphasized theories that promote the innate inequality of the races (focusing largely on the mid-twentieth-century teachings of the Dutch Reformed
Church), Elphick argues for the saliency of Christian ideas that espoused the opposite viewpoint.
The Belhar Confession, grounded in the struggle against apartheid, was first adopted by the synod of the Dutch Reformed
Mission Church in South Africa in 1986.
Capetown, South Africa--The South African Council of Churches, along with the Roman Catholic and Dutch Reformed
churches, has attacked South Africa's racial separation policies as a "demonstration of unbelief in the power of the Gospel."
Reflecting a life that transcended race and religion, prayers were said not only in the churches of the Soweto township, but also in those of the Dutch Reformed
Church -- once an Afrikaner pillar of the apartheid system.
In the Christian context, ethnic diversity is represented by second-generation Dutch Reformed
who have largely blended into local society and, more obviously, by Chinese Christians who do retain a degree of ethnic separateness.
The current outbreak, which is clustered in schools run by the Dutch Reformed
Church, objects to vaccination.
The topics include in search of new paradigms for ministerial formation in the Dutch Reformed
churches, the vision and implementation of theological education in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, a South African case study of Lutheran ministerial training for the 21st century, the formation of candidates for the Catholic priesthood in South Africa, ministerial formation in the Charismatic context, and African Spiritual Churches and theological training.