At National Presbyterian Church (Stone Hall)
4104 Nebraska Ave., N.W.Washington, DC 20016
Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak on “The Reformation and the Struggle for Justice”
The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak is a South African clergyman who played a leadership role in the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, alongside such figures as Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu. Educated in the Netherlands and the United States as well as his native country, he is also a theologian who has been one of the better known proponents of liberation theology in Africa--especially in a book entitled Black and Reformed. Active in the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, Boesak was a key figure in the successful effort to get the WCAR to declare apartheid a heresy, and he served from 1982 to 1991 as the President of that organization. A political activist, he was one of the people responsible for the creation of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in South Africa, and he currently is a member of the faculty at the Christian Theological Seminary and Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.