Dr Renier Adriaan Koegelenberg is currently Executive Director of the EFSA Institute for Theological and Interdisciplinary Research, Stellenbosch, South Africa – an independent ecumenical institute focusing on the social, economic human rights challenges facing a democratic South Africa. It has strong links to several universities and national church networks. He is also Executive Secretary of the National Religious Association for Social Development (NRASD) in South Africa. The NRASD was founded in 1997 as a national coalition of faith-based networks in South Africa. Main field of research over the past 20 years: the building blocks of successful community development initiatives – especially in the church or religious sector; models of partnership and cooperation between governments/international agencies and the religious sector.