DHC Update: November 2012

Care • Education • Community

Ukunakekela • Imfundo • Umphakathi

Emmanuel Cathedral, Denis Hurley Street,

Durban 4001, South Africa


Who will build the Denis Hurley Centre?

That’s the big question we’re wrestling with now. We have been given the thumbs up from the Archdiocese to start a two phase tendering process, the first a “prequalification phase” in which we approach a number of construction companies that we believe have the capacity to undertake a demanding construction task like this, and ask them what buildings of this kind they have recently built and why they would like to be involved in this project. Their replies will be adjudicated to select the five most suitable who will then be invited to tender. When their tenders are ready, each will be interviewed and the decision made. (Pic – Costas Criticos)


The big move

We are about to move all the activities that currently take place in the Parish Centre to the Hindu Surat Association Building in Dr Goonam Street (formerly Prince Edward), just a five minute walk from Emmanuel Cathedral. The move will take place on 1 December. We hope to have a small ceremony in which Christian & Hindu leaders will take part as a way of asking for God’s blessing on our use of the Surat building. For all bookings of the two large halls and other smaller meeting rooms, please contact Jean‐Marie on 031 301‐2240 or 072‐5490338. We are still in need of support to pay the monthly rental of this building. You can help by holding your event there. (Pic – Jean‐Marie Ntamubano)


Hurley lecture

16 November 2012 The annual Hurley Lecture takes place this year at the Glenmore Pastoral Centre. The topic is “Inter‐faith challenges, 50 years after Vatican II” and our panel of speakers consists of Cardinal Napier, Ela Gandhi and Reverend Raymond Kumalo of UKZN. The event begins with supper at 6.00p.m. followed by the lecture at 7.00p.m. DENIS HURLEY: Truth to Power (see below) will be launched at this event. Unfortunately, the unveiling of the Hurley statue will not be possible on this day, because of the change of venue, but we hope it will be part of the programme for the Hurley Weekend on 9 & 10 February next year.


Denis Hurley: Truth to Power

One of Archbishop Hurley’s most impressive characteristics was his courage in speaking truth to power, both in the Church and in society. This is well captured in the abridged version of his biography DENIS HURLEY: Truth to Power which has just been published by the UKZN Press. Bishop Rubin Phillip (DHC Patron), Dr May Mkhize (DHC Trustee) and Paddy Kearney will be interviewed about the book and about the life of Archbishop Hurley on Friday 9 November (the archbishop’s 97th birthday!) between 9 and 10a.m. on SAFM “Morning Live”. Copies of the book can be purchased at R150 each (+ R25 for postage anywhere in SA), from Hester Joseph: 031 3103521/0837994136.