This evening, we are preparing to leave Cape Town to travel to Johannesburg for the next phase of our study tour with the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program. Over the past two days, we have continued to have extraordinary conversations and further experiences of the life and culture of South Africa. We began yesterday morning with an extraordinary opportunity to worship with Archbishop Desmund Tutu at St. George’s Anglican Cathedral.
We then traveled to Stellenbosch University, where we spoke with current members of their Theology faculty to hear how they have moved forward since the years when that same faculty provided the theological foundations to the apartheid system.
Our cultural experience of South Africa included a trip to the top of Table Mountain by cable car, with extraordinary views of the entire Cape Peninsula.
This morning, we met with Bishop Peter Storey, a retired Methodist bishop who was one of the most prominent white Christian voices in the struggle against apartheid.
We then traveled to Cape Point, where we had spectacular views of the southwestern most point of the African continent, plus some close encounters with wild baboons!