[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The EFSA Institute was founded in 1990 with the support of a special grant from the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) in Hannover, Germany.
The institute was founded with the vision to create an ecumenical academy that can serve as forum and platform to bring different sectors and role-players together to reflect on the main challenges that a divided South African society was facing.
In general, the focus was placed on the public responsibility and developmental role of the church and theology in the transformation of society. As part of this focus, the contribution of the church and theology had to be located within the broader public debate on national issues.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]