Broederkring, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, broeder brother + kring ring, fraternity.
historical
A fraternity of ministers of the black Dutch Reformed churches.
Note:
The Broederkring changed its name to Belydende Kring van die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerke (Confessing Fraternity of the Dutch Reformed Churches) in 1983.
Note:
See note at Dutch Reformed.
1980 E. Prov. Herald 8 Oct. 11Members of the Broederkring — a progressive ministers’ fraternity of the black churches — see this as further evidence of a mounting campaign against them.
1981 Rand Daily Mail 25 Mar. 8The NGK’s growing concern at the influence of the Broederkring, a fraternity of black ministers of the black Dutch Reformed churches.
1984 Survey of Race Rel. 1983 (S.A.I.R.R.) 630The (African) NG Kerk in Afrika asked its ministers not to join the Broederkring, which is not recognised by the (white) NG Kerk either. The (coloured) Sendingkerk is reported to be seeking a better understanding of the movement, while the (Indian) Reformed Church in Africa is divided in its views.
A fraternity of ministers of the black Dutch Reformed churches.
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