• Young black single mothers and the parenting problematic: The Church as model of family and as educator

      Ledford, Eileen M (DigitalResearch@Fordham, 2010-01-01)
      This dissertation examines the parenting practices of African American and Caribbean young, single mothers who live in the inner city of New York City. It proposes that their lives and their ability to care adequately for their children are severely hampered because of insufficient attention to their needs by society and often by fathers offer little or no financial support. On the other hand the dissertation compliments the role played by extended family and some black churches to ensure that such women receive assistance and compassion. While proposing that the problems black women and men face raising family date back to slavery, it suggests that the stereotypical picture of the promiscuous black woman is still evident in the way single mothers are treated. It suggests that the womanist movement has done much to encourage women to speak up about their experiences, to take charge of their lives and to raise strong families even if they do so without the support of their men. A case study method was used and ten women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-nine were interviewed as a part of this study. The dissertation presents thick descriptions of the women and their stories, their parenting problems, and their expressions of what they need to better perform their tasks as single parents. The majority of the women had their children as teenagers. Two of them were teenagers at the time of the interview. All the women thought they were good parents and did not want their children to make the same mistakes they made. All the women wanted their children to receive Christian instruction but did not think they were capable of giving it themselves. The research question for this dissertation is, "How can the church help young, black single mothers effectively handle parenting through its religious education program?" This dissertation offers suggestions as to how the Church can model ways of being family and educator. It proposes guidelines the Church can use to construct a curriculum for religious education that is formational as well as transformational, that can strengthen single mother families, and which may eventually stem the tide of black teen pregnancies and out-of-wedlock childbearing.
    • Young Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Saluda County, S.C.)

      Sinkler, Anna L.; South Carolina Historical Records Survey (1939-06-15)
    • “Your Miracle is on the Way”: Oral Roberts and Mediated Pentecostalism in Africa

      Asamoah-Gyadu, J. Kwabena (Digital Showcase, 2018-04-24)
      Oral Roberts is perhaps the first North American Pentecostal preacher to have a truly global ministry. Th is article discusses his influence on Pentecostalism in Africa through the holding of evangelical healing crusades around the world and also hosting a worldwide media ministry through the use of radio, television, and the distribution of books and magazines. Th rough these visits and media ministry, Oral Roberts inspired and influenced many leading Pentecostal leaders in Africa, including the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa of Nigeria and Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams of Ghana. An important and enduring influence of the ministry of Oral Roberts in Africa, this article suggests, is in the theology of “Seed Faith,” founded on the principle of sowing and reaping, which was an important feature of what later became known as the prosperity gospel. In studying the ministry of Oral Roberts and its influence on the African Christian context, we have an important case study on the globalization of Christianity as a world phenomenon and its appropriation as a local stream of Christianity.
    • Youth migration in West Africa

      Turkson, Peter (Association of Episcopal Conferences of Anglophone West Africa (AECAWA), 2009-08)
      "The Association of Episcopal Conferences of Anglophone West Africa (AECAWA), comprising all the Catholic Bishops of The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria, has since its formation in 1977 at Ibadan, Nigeria, always devoted a goodly part of its 3-yearly Plenary Assemblies to deliberations on a topic of vital importance and interest to our region. The last Assembly held in Freetown, Sierra Leone reflected on Christian-Muslim Collaboration. This year, meeting in Banjul, The Gambia, from 4th to 8th of August, the Association has thought it wise and indeed, necessary to examine the phenomenon of Youth Migration in West Africa. We consider this particularly appropriate as this Anglophone Association is in the process of merging with the Conference Episcopale Regionale de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CERAO), its Francophone counterpart, to become one Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA), to embrace the entire region in which youth migration has become a major challenge. With prayerful reliance on the Holy Spirit, we have carefully considered with the help of experts the facts concerning the situation and arrived at some conclusions, which we would like to share with the governments, Churches, other religious bodies and the people of the region. It is our hope that together with all these stakeholders, we will be able to map out a course of action to address and hopefully mitigate the negative effects of the upsurge in youth migration. We know that migration is a universal human phenomenon and we see that it requires dialogue and prayer to deal with it adequately. We the bishops of AECAWA are aware that there are various types and cause factors of migration some of which are positive and can meaningfully contribute to development at various levels of human existence. However, other types of migration have only led to negative consequences such as criminality, brain drain, spread of disease, estrangement from family life, human trafficking, prostitution, etc. Uncontrolled and undisciplined migration, coupled with the human trait of jealousy and greed, has resulted in antagonism and enmity among some nations of West Africa. In short, migration calls for a serious concerted action by the governments of West Africa, the Church and the West African youth themselves.", Preamble
    • Zeitschrift für Evangelische Ethik (1973)

      Bastian, H. D.; Calliess, R.-P.; Graaf, J. de; Lefringhausen, K. (Gütersloher Verlagshaus Gerd Mohn, 1973)
    • Zeitschrift für Evangelische Ethik (1988)

      Calliess, Rolf-Peter; Frey, Christofer; Huber, Wolfgang; Rendtorff, Trutz (Gütersloher Verlagshaus Gerd Mohn, 1988)
    • Zion A.M.E. (Berkeley County, S.C.)

      Sinkler, Anna L.; South Carolina Historical Records Survey (Univeristy of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library, 1937-09-08)
    • Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, Delaware, Ohio, 1965

      Elrod, J. McRee (Archives of Ohio United Methodism, 1965)
      "Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church -- Delaware, Ohio" (1965) is the history of the oldest African American church in the city of Delaware. The church was founded in 1845.
    • Zion Baptist Church (Richland County, S.C.)

      Sinkler, Anna L.; South Carolina Historical Records Survey (1937-09-09)
    • Zion Benevolent Baptist Church (Richland County, S.C.)

      Sinkler, Anna L.; South Carolina Historical Records Survey (1937-09-09)
    • Zion Canaan Baptist Church (Richland County, S.C.)

      Sinkler, Anna L.; South Carolina Historical Records Survey (1939-01-30)
    • Zion Chapel Baptist Church (Richland County, S.C.)

      Sinkler, Anna L.; South Carolina Historical Records Survey (1938-11-30)
    • Zion Hill Baptist Church (Boomer, N.C.) records

      Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives (2013-02-20)
    • Zion Negro Baptist Church (Richland County, S.C.)

      Sinkler, Anna L.; South Carolina Historical Records Survey (1937-09-09)
    • Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church (Richland County, S.C.)

      Sinkler, Anna L.; South Carolina Historical Records Survey (1937-11-15)

      КАРГАЛЬЦЕВ А.В. (Частное образовательное учреждение высшего профессионального образования "Русская христианская гуманитарная академия", 2014)
      The article studies the following theories of emergence of the African Christianity: Chris- tianization from Rome, influence of the Jewish diaspora, and contacts with Asia Minor’s cities. However, on the ground of “Acta Sanctorum Scillitanorum” as well as of the fact that the African Church didn’t go beyond the borders of Africa Proconsularis, with the Christianized Berbers also Romanized, it can be assumed that the most reliable is the last assumption. Energetic participation of African people in Christianization, however, should also be taken into account.

      КОЛУПАЕВ ВЛАДИМИР ЕВГЕНЬЕВИЧ (Автономная некоммерческая организация "Институт современных гуманитарных исследований", 2015)
      В статье описывается история распространения Православия в Кении, Уганде, Танзании, Гане, Заире благодаря работе греческих миссионеров в XX веке.
    • Протестантская теология освобождения

      Хачатрян Г.Г. (Ассоциация независимых экспертов «Центр изучения кризисного общества», 2015)
      В статье рассматриваются три направления богословия освобождения: черная теология в США, черная теология в Южной Африке и теология минджун в Корее. Все три возникли под влиянием латиноамериканского богословия в 60–70-х гг., но в разном контексте и с разной проблематикой. Характерная особенность этих направлений — включение национального/этнического/расового дискурса в универсальную христианскую концепцию. Эти течения, возникшие в середине прошлого века, до сих пор активно развиваются и предлагают новый взгляд на христианство — социально активное христианство.