We were really pleased to read the recent short report by Daewon Moon, Pentecostalism in African Christianity: the formation and scope of a distinctive spirituality. He identifies African Pentecostalism as a distinctively African way of being Christian. Not only does this have its own indigenous African roots going back hundreds […]
Go Conference, the TAFES national conference, was held in Mwanza for 2020. A standout session was from Dr Charles Sokile on the call to urban ministry, ‘Go ye and make disciples… in the cities and urban places.’ Dr Sokile is a governance and development expert currently working as the Tanzania […]
A friend of ours once likened South Sudan to Tanzania. He had visited South Sudan for a construction project, and looming large in his experience was the constant presence of armed men. As he spoke, he seemed to be describing a potential failed state, a hive of barely contained conflict, […]
From Richard Dowden‘s Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles: Three words come to mind when people try to explain the failure of Africa’s first generation after independence: leadership, tribalism and resources. They are not bad starting points, but they do not fully explain why Africa, free at last, endowed with enormous […]
I love alternate histories and alternate maps! (My favourite world map is the dymaxion map; check out this rendition.) Here’s an alternate Africa called Alkebu-lan 1260 AH by Nikolaj Cyon (full-size version). It’s set in 1844, on the eve of Europe’s Scramble for Africa, but in a world in which Europe […]
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/107895221 w=600] Tanzania Snapshots is our educational video library, designed to provide cross-cultural perspectives for our partner churches.
Part of the narrative of modern-day Africa is that it is all changing so fast. Working at a university and living in a university town, we get to see some of that change. Expats who were in Dodoma 10 years ago tell me that they owned one of the few […]