Witchcraft in Tanzania
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Witchcraft in Tanzania

Steve Rasmussen is Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Studies at NEGST-AIU. He writes in Conversation Magazine of his very personal interest in the intersection of suffering, witchcraft and Christian mission: Before I moved with my family to Northwestern Tanzania 20 years ago, we were quite healthy. I had written research papers on demons and powers in the Bible, but I … Continue reading

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Postmodernism in Kenya

I’ve often wondered how postmodernism in East Africa differs from Western postmodernism. Wanyeki Mahiaini, former minister for training at All Souls Langham Place, London has carefully studied both cultures and gives a very insightful answer: The picture in Africa is a lot more complex [than in the West] because Africa is one of those places where anything you … Continue reading

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Latent relativism

Chris Howles teaches at Uganda Martyrs Seminary, Namugongo, blogs at Namugongo Life and has written for the Postmodernity Issue of Conversation Magazine. He detects a latent threat to the East African church: These are difficult times indeed for Western Christians who rightly seek to proclaim that God is real, objective, universal and all encompassing. And yet, having moved in 2011 … Continue reading

Exposition / Extra

Justice anyone?

Chris Howles started a conversation about the concept of justice in East Africa and lots of questions emerged from the discussion: How is it that often the public is content for war criminals and officials involved in massive corruption to walk away unpunished and yet suspected petty thieves are often lynched on the street? Is the communal … Continue reading