publication . Article . 2012

Ungusobaba [you are our father]: The life of an Anglican bishop, Lawrence Bekisisa Zulu (1937-2013†)

Henry Mbaya;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
Abstract
This study seeks to document the role that Lawrence Bekisisa Zulu played in the Anglican Church in South Africa (ACSA), particularly in the dioceses of Zululand and Swaziland, as a bishop. It records the life story of Zulu as a leader whose gifts as a pastor, teacher and priest enriched the lives of many clergy and lay people. That Zulu was entrusted with leadership positions in three dioceses, also suggests the strength of his moral authority and spirituality. The study demonstrates how the context of colonialism and apartheid shaped Zulu's approach to the issues of poverty and human dignity. Zulu's contribution is evident especially in the manner in which he a...
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40 “Opinion of Aelred Stubbs”, by John Allen, 18/11/04, available at http://allafrica.com/stories/200411180542.html, accessed 31/07/12.

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47 According to Zulu, these classes, mostly involving school children, were held on Saturday mornings after Mass or Morning Prayer to about midday. According to Rev. Russell Thokoza Mngomezulu, Iviyo labafakazi ka Jesu is a spiritual renewal movement started by Canon Philip James Mbatha in the diocese of Zululand, Telephone interview with Rev. Russell Thokoza Mngomezulu, 16/11/11.

48 Interview with Canons Philip James Mbatha and Philip Ntombela, Melmoth, 07/07/11.

49 Interview with Bishop Lawrence Zulu, Ulundi, 06/07/11.

50 See George S. Mukuka. “The Establishment of the Black Catholic Clergy in South Africa From 1887 to 1957”, PhD Thesis, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2000, 147-154; see also Mukuka, G.S. The Other Side of the Story: The Silent Experience of the Black Clergy in the Catholic Church in South Africa (1898-1976), Cluster Publications, 2008.

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publication . Article . 2012

Ungusobaba [you are our father]: The life of an Anglican bishop, Lawrence Bekisisa Zulu (1937-2013†)

Henry Mbaya;