Ass. Prof. Nisbert Taisekwa Taringa
University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Team Leader

Nisbert Taisekwa Taringa is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Religious Studies Classics and Philosophy at the University of Zimbabwe.  He holds a PhD in Religious Studies (University of Zimbabwe), an MA in Intercultural Theology (Radboud University, the Netherlands), and an MA in Religious Studies (University of Zimbabwe). He teaches World Religions, Phenomenology of Religion, Religions and Ecology, Religions and Human Rights, and Religion and Development. He is a Fulbright Alumni and an Alumni of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies. He is a member of Communities Engaging with Difference and Religion, African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies and African Association for the Study of Religion. He has published a book titled Towards and African-Christian Environmental Ethic (University of Bamberg Press, 2014) and has published many book chapters and journal articles in his main research area of religions and contemporary issues such as ecology, gender, HIV and AIDS, sexuality, animals in religions and human rights.


Dr. Anna Chitando
Zimabwe Open University, Zimbabwe

Team Member

Anna Chitando holds a Doctorate of Literature and Philosophy (English) from the University of South Africa. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages and Literature, Zimbabwe Open University. Her research interests include African literature and children’s literature. She has published articles in refereed journals and book chapters on themes that include: female African theologians and creative writers, children's literature in Zimbabwe, father-daughter relationships in Zimbabwean literature, gender in children’s literature and others. Dr. Chitando has completed research on  the "Post-conflict Transition: The State and Civil Society in Africa", co-ordinated by the Nordic Africa Institute, and published a discussion paper entitled “Imagining a peaceful society: A vision of children’s literature in a post-conflict Zimbabwe” (2008). She has researched and published on youth and identity under CODESRIA. She is the author of Fictions of Gender and the Dangers of Fiction in Zimbabwean Women’s Writings on HIV and AIDS (2012) and co – edited the book The Art of Survival: Depictions of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwean in Crisis, published in 2015 by Cambridge Scholars

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27 July, 2017

Call for Papers - Currents, Perspectives, And Methodologies In World Christianity

Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, USA

January 18 – January 20, 2018

The last few decades mark a significant watershed in the study of World Christianity as an emerging field, its development into an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary endeavor in particular. Most scholarship now characterizes World Christianity as a ‘polycentric’ faith

"The Healing City: Faith of Unity Prayer Camp in Kapyemi, Uganda" - Nsibidi Institute, 12 June 2017 (online)
28 June, 2017

By: Asonzeh Ukah

Religion, health and healing are intricately interwoven and inseparable in traditional African