Spirituality and Hope in Africa

Spirituality and Hope in Africa – a study in five selected countries

There are multiple forces that have an impact on African life, and spirituality has to do with
how Africans cope with these forces. This project is premised on the belief that there is a need
for a completely fresh look that takes seriously how ordinary people of faith are finding the
spiritual resources to survive and flourish in difficult and challenging times. Five experienced
researchers with doctoral qualifications will gather data mainly from churches but also from
leaders in African Traditional Religions and Islam in their countries of origin. This data will
be used to generate a range of tools that will in turn be used to conduct the research. The
eventual product will be a collection of five case studies with reflection and analysis that will
be published in a book to be used as a theological resource across a range of disciplines.

Principal Investigator: Anthony Balcomb, emeritus, School of Religion and Theology,
University of KwaZulu-Natal

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27 July, 2017

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

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January 18 – January 20, 2018

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By: Asonzeh Ukah

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