2012 Archbishop Denis Hurley Lecture

Organised by the Justice & Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Durban in association with the Denis Hurley Centre Trust.

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, a groundbreaking event for the Catholic Church (1962 – 1965). Archbishop Hurley regarded the Council as “the most exciting experience of my whole life”. He played a significant role in the Council and implemented its vision with great vigour. To commemorate this historic event, the Archbishop Denis Hurley Lecture will this year focus on one of the important themes of the Council: reaching out to people of other faiths.

LECTURE TOPIC: “The Challenge of Inter-Faith Relations 50 years after Vatican II”









Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM, Chairperson of the KZN Inter-Religious Council

Ms Ela Gandhi, International Vice-President of the World Council of Religions for Peace

Rev Simangaliso Kumalo, Director of the Ujamaa Centre for Biblical and Theological Community Development and Research, UKZN


VENUE: Glenmore Pastoral Centre, 10 Donlene Crescent (off Sphiwo Zuma Avenue, formerly Queen Mary Avenue)

DATE: Friday 16 November 2012

TIME: Supper: 6.00p.m.

Lecture: 7.00p.m



Denis Hurley: Truth to Power, an abridged version of Guardian of the Light, will be launched at this event. Published by UKZN Press. Copies on sale at special launch price of R200.

RSVP: Nolwazi (031) 303-1417