This volume of Verbum et Ecclesia deals with the topic ‘Ecodomy’, a term that was coined
by scholars of the New Testament and Dogmatics and Ethics at the Faculty of Theology,
University of Pretoria. Broadly speaking, ‘Ecodomy’ pertains to ‘life in its fullness’.
However, research on the topic revealed that ‘life in its fullness’ cannot be taken for
granted, because reality as it presents itself in the lives of individuals and communities,
comes in the guise of ‘life in its emptiness’, life in its brokenness. ‘Life in its fullness’
requires an effort, and the key role players are individuals within such troubled situations
who take initiative to heal and to make a difference.