A Decolonial Khutba: Imagining Islam from the perspective of the ‘wretched of the earth’

A tone – setting summer school conference is being held this week by the University of Johannesburg in central Cape Town on the topic, ‘Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies’. The conference comes in the wake of the decolonising education struggles associated with #FeesMustFall, that we have been witnessing on university campuses. Decolonisation calls for awareness of complex contradictions in our country, and directs our attention to the demands of the poor for dignified living.