Approaches to the Faith-based Segregation

“They also live together under the ground”: Different approaches to the faith-based
segregation of interments in Joal and Fadiouth

Having a single cemetery where people of all faiths are buried is an innovation of the
settlement of Fadiouth in Senegal that sets it apart from the neighboring settlement of
Joal, which like most of the country, has separate cemeteries for Muslims and
Christians. What explains this divergence in approaches to the faith-based interments
in Joal and Fadiouth? What are the consequences of this divergence in burial practices
on inter-faith relations in the two settlements? In exploring these questions, this study
will shed light on the little studied phenomenon of segregated faith-based interment,
exploit the sensitive issue of interments to gauge deeply held views on inter-faith
relations, and examine the dynamics of local mechanisms that promote cohesion even
in the face of broader tendencies toward separation. This study could offer lessons to
practitioners seeking to encourage tolerance and cohesion in an era of rising
fundamentalism and separatism

Principal Investigator: Ato Kwamena Onoma, Program officer, CODESRIA, Dakar,

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Nagel Research Book Project: ‘The Nation That Fears God Prospers’: A Zambian Pentecostal Theology of Nations

Northmead Assembly of God, Resource Centre

Saturday, May, 27 2017, Lusaka, Zambia

By: Dr Chammah J. Kaunda


On Saturday, 27 May 2017, we held the dissemination conference in Lusaka, Zambia. The

"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