Part 2/6 in a series on the history of Tanzanian universities What universities are in Tanzania and where have they come from? We started with a quick search of Wikipedia and university websites. Some of the universities listed here have multiple campuses: for simplicity we’ve just included the ‘originals’. Here […]
Part 1/6 in a series on the history of Tanzanian universities As part of our intercultural training we presented a history of Tanzanian universities. It was a scary thing to do for a few reasons: There is very little written on the topic. Our personal experience of Tanzania is limited. […]
In my world, anyway, it’s easier to give than to receive. Do other ministry people feel this way? We spend so much of our lives extending the hand of friendship; proffering hospitality; sitting down listening to others; advocating on their behalf. And I don’t consider that an imposition – it’s […]
When we started planning to go to overseas with CMS and when that plan became more specifically about Tanzania, a ‘Third World country’ (not my term), one question we had to ask was of the ethics of taking (then-not-yet-existing) children there. A number of people have outlined to us why […]
In our animism lecture, we talked about the idea of liminality. It’s the process of being ‘forgotten’ by your community, of being taken out of it and being brought back in. It’s often associated with rites of passage.
A component of the Missiology part of our intercultural studies is ‘Living Faiths’, where we look at current religions to gain a better understanding of them and how Christians can interact with people from these sorts of backgrounds. We looked at animism and African Traditional Religions (ATR) this week. The […]
Donna Downes has worked in both Kenya and Romania and her chapter in Frontline Women: Negotiating Crosscultural Issues in Ministry addresses the issue of how to negotiate one’s place as a woman in a culture where women have fewer freedoms.