Detail of False Piety  








The painting contains the following words and phrases:



Our churches denied their moral responsibility.

The teaching and life of the church reflected the same contradictions as

We failed to oppose the system and to support its dissidents.

As faith communities we lived a lie at variance with our pronouncements.

Our faith was morally bankrupt.

Apartheid invoked Christian theology to bless injustices and canonize
the will of the powerful.

Our clergy preached false piety.

Your ministers gave tacit approval for apartheid.


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