Anno 1969

These are notes from my own study of the timeline of emerging liberation theologies alongside other decolonial projects. It’s a work in progress, helping me to delineate who said what and when, and how the ideas and practice deepened and widened in conversations.

The year 1969.


  1. Publications
  2. Conferences
  3. Biographical Notes
  4. Background Information


  • Alves, Rubem – A Theology of Human Hope (Brazil/USA)
  • Cone, James H. – Black Theology and Black Power (USA)
  • De Kadt, E. – Catholic Radicals in Brazil. London: Oxford University Press
  • Dickson, Kwesi & Paul Ellingworth – Biblical Revelations and African Belief (Ghana/USA)
  • Fashole-Luke, Edward W. – “An African Indigenous Theology: Fact or Fiction?”
  • Gutierrez, Gustavo – “Notes on a Theology of Liberation”
  • Mbiti, John – African Religions and Philosophy (Kenya)
  • Payne, D.A. – History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (USA)


  • CHE: Commission on Society, Development and Peace (SODEPAX), sponsored by the WCC and the Pontifical Commission on Justice and Peace, in Cartigny, Switzerland.
  • CIV: 2nd Assembly of the All African Conference of Churches, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. (J. Metz Rollins and Gayraud S. Wilmore of the NCBC attend)
  • GBR: Methodist Church “Program to Combat Racism” launched in the United Kingdom, in Notting Hill, London, England.

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