A Slow Walk

Alan's new book Available Now!

A church that is silent in the presence of injustice is no church at all, yet we seldom find any church community willing to speak risky words of truth, justice and compassion in the public square.

This book is about one such church community: The Central Methodist Mission (CMM) in Cape Town. Strategically placed on the city’s iconic Greenmarket Square, CMM has used its soaring spire and “a little bit of civil disobedience” to speak to the city, unmasking callous systems of power and privilege, and championing those who are bruised and broken by them.

Lavish full-colour illustrations introduce us to the famous Yellow Banners that have hung from the church tower, each one boldly placarding a radical, Jesus-shaped response to a topical public issue of the day. Each chapter describes the absorbing historical context that has accompanied each Yellow Banner, as well as their rooting in theology.

The story of The bell, banners & blasphemy is a challenge not only to people of faith, but to everyone to “act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly”.

Cost: R300.00 per copy, delivery charges are additional
Orders: aslowwalkbooks@gmail.com

Proceeds to Stepping Stones Children’s Centre in Cape Town


Johannesburg: 2 May 2024 at Calvary Methodist Church Midrand at 7 pm
and 3 May 2024 at University of Pretoria Faculty of Theology Room 2-10 at 10 - 11:30 (rsvp irene.thomas@up.ac.za) 

Cape Town: 24 April 2024 at Bertha House at 17:30 - 20:00 

The bell banner and blasphemy-archbishop
The bell banner and blasphemy - Edwin Cameron
The bell banner and blasphemy - Marianne Thamm

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