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Title:The church in Namibia: political handmaiden or a force for justice and unity?
Author:Botha, Christo
Year:2016
Periodical:Journal of Namibian Studies (ISSN 1863-5954)
Issue:20
Pages:7-36
Language:English
Geographic term:Namibia
Subjects:Church
social justice
ecumenism
peacebuilding
Link:https://namibian-studies.com/index.php/JNS/article/view/541
Abstract:This article aims to shed light on the Christian church in Namibia as an instrument of social justice and peace. An assessment of the role of various churches reveals to what extent these institutions were handicapped by ethnocentric concerns which militated against the promotion of ecumenical cooperation. Except for a brief period in the 1970s and 1980s when the Council of Churches in Namibia served as an instrument for inter-church cooperation and promotion of social justice projects, little has been achieved in establishing workable, enduring ecumenical ties. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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