Die rol van die kerk as een van die instellings in die samelewing wat mense moreel vorm

N.C. Philander

Abstract


Throughout the ages, the church as one of the institutions in society has played an
important role in the moral development of people; both in South Africa and abroad.
However, since the recent political revolution in South Africa and the adoption of
a new constitution, the state has been shifting into a neutral religious direction, so
that no religion is favoured over another. This does not mean that churches have a
less important role to play today. In fact, Christian churches still have a significant
effect on communities. Therefore they have an even greater responsibility to convey
Christian values and principles in order to educate their members in these matters in
a dedicated way. For this purpose, the church needs a clear formulation of its moral
message, as well as programmes by which to convey this message to its people.

Keywords


Moraliteit;Morele vorming;Geloofsgemeenskap;Kerk;Waardes;Godsdiens;Morality;Moral Formation;Faith-community;Church;Values;Religion

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5952/52-1-15

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