Preaching economic freedom | Urban Soweto


Reverend Theo Khanyile and the Parish of Holy Cross in Orlando West will host an interactive discussion on economic independence with young and old men on Saturday, May 28 at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Orlando West.

The congregation believes that when men are economically independent, they can heal those who have gone before them and care for those who are to come.

During this session, they will focus on issues related to economics and finance. They decided to do this because insofar as people can eradicate violent behavior and gender-based violence that some men also experience, they cannot rule out or avoid talking about money.

“In the Bible you will find that money is considered the root of evil, but it is understood that money is also the engine of the economy and that in some cases other men are valued, given a status or are given better outlook according to societal norms. If ever someone is able to support themselves financially, the better they are accepted,” Khanyile explained.

Men who are unable to support themselves financially are likely to be at the bottom of social acceptance.

“In the next session we will talk about the importance for men to understand the effect of daily savings and how to use the penny they have. We believe that when men are financially empowered and understand the value that they have and they bring in the talk of economy, they can enjoy a better environment and realize that it’s not all about money and economy There is more to life than the bank balance,” he added.

These are monthly sessions that take place every three weeks or the fourth week of the month. Each session examines and deals with different topics and issues and all of these issues are designed to ensure that as each session ends, the men who attend begin to look at life’s challenges with a different eye.

The commitment of these sessions is to allow space for men to heal and improve the way they use to answer life’s questions. Khanyile believes that men are good and capable of improving their lives and contributing positively to society and their family life.

In doing so, they aspire to take much more responsibility for their own lives and actions.

“Men do not blame others for the harm they do and men who continually want to do their best for their own lives and improve the lives of those in their care and responsibility. During these monthly sessions, we engaged and listened to men who are ready and willing to better contribute to society at large and their families as they process and find solutions to their challenges,” he added. For more information, one can visit the Facebook page or the Instagram page of the church:


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