I N V I T A T I O N & P R O G R A M M E:
Ceremony and Symposium in Commemoration of Beyers Naudé
10 – 11 May 2015
10 May 2015 CEREMONY
11 May 2015 SYMPOSIUM
09.00 Opening / Welcome
Iina Soiri, Director, the Nordic Africa Institute
Andries Oosthuizen, Counsellor, South African Embassy
09.15 – 10.45 Beyers Naudé as a Teacher – Memories of a Student
Presenter: Ben Khumalo-Seegelken
Discussant: Hans Engdahl
Moderator: Bernt Jonsson
10.45–11.15 Tea/Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.45 Beyers Naudé and the Struggle Against Apartheid
Presenter: Horst Kleinschmidt
Discussant: Birgitta Karlström Dorph
Moderator: Henning Melber
12.45–13.45 Lunch Break
13.45 – 15.15 Beyers Naudé and the Theology of Reconciliation
Presenter: Christo Lombard
Discussant: Rune Forsbeck
Moderator: Hans Engdahl
15.15-15.45 Tea/Coffee Break
15.45 – 17.15 The Values and Legacy of Beyers Naude After Twenty Years Democracy
– A Political Conversation
Panel Debate: Ben Khumalo Seegelken, Horst Kleinschmidt, Christo Lombard, Erik Lysén, Henning Melber and Andries Oosthuizen
Moderator: Iina Soiri
Birgitta Karlström Dorph, Ambassador, working at the Swedish legation in Pretoria during most of the 80’s, before and after as a diplomat in many African countries.
Hans S A Engdahl, Professor in Theology, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town. Ordained priest, Church of Sweden.
Rune Forsbeck, General Secretary of the Swedish Ecumenical Council 1985-93. Ordained minister, Uniting Church in Sweden.
Bernt Jonsson, Political adviser, peace and disarmament, Foreign Office 1983-89, Executive Director, Life & Peace Institute 1990- 99, journalist – press, radio,television.
Horst Kleinschmidt, Student activist in the 60’s, joined the Christian Institute 1972, in exile 1976-2001, most of the time in charge of the International Defence and Aid Fund in London. Upon return he has i.a. served as senior civil servant at the Fisheries Ministry and is presently running an environmen- tal consultancy in Cape Town.
Ben Khumalo Seegelken, Social scientist and theologian, University of Oldenburg. Working in the early 70’s to raise political awareness among youth in Pietermaritzburg and Durban, political refugee, living in Germany from 1975.
Christo Lombard, Professor of Theology and Ethics at the University of the Western Cape 2005- and Director of the Desmond Tutu Centre for Spirituality and Society. Involved in the peace process with SWAPO and the transition to independence in Namibia.
Erik Lysén Director, Church of Sweden International Department, has i.a. worked for Diakonia in Durban and been in charge of its work in West and Central Africa.
Henning Melber, Director emeritus of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Senior Adviser to the Nordic Africa Institute and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria and the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein.
Andries Oosthuizen Counsellor, South African Embassy, Stockholm.
Iina Soiri Director, the Nordic Africa Institute. Activist in the boycott campaign against Shell in the 80’s. Has spent 20 years working in Eastern and Southern Africa.
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