Di, 30. November 2021, 19:15 Uhr

Evangelische Stadtakademie Bochum, Westring 26 c, 44787 Bochum

Emmanuel Mote-Ndasah

Church as a stakeholder in civil society of failed states

Pentecostalism has some similarities with African religious-cultural worldviews. For example, just as in many Afraican contexts Pentecostalism asserts influences of good and bad spirits, right and wrong, darkness and light. The global phenomenon of Pentecostalism has changed the face of Christianity immensely and especially so in Africa. The question is, therefore, to what extent hasPentecostalism appropriated African religious epistemes as well as cosmologies, in order to facilitate embeddeding in African multicultural and multi-ethnic contexts? We will also discuss to what extent Pentecostal self-understanding helps Africans to negotiate the ascribed "dark side" of Africa, i.e. the narratives that describe Africa as a continent of diseases and death, epidemics and pandemics, a continent of extreme poverty, a continent of wars, a continent of catastrophes etc.
Emmanuel Mote-Ndasah is an ordained Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon. He earned his Master in Intercultural Theology at Georg-August Universität Göttingen. He pursues a PhD at the Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät at Ruhr Universität Bochum. He is associated with the English-speaking Congregation Church (ECC) in Bochum and has been very committed to support the creation of African Christian Churches in Europe.
Kosten5,- €, erm. 3.00 €
Students attend free of charge.
Termine30.11.2021 19:15 - 21:30 Uhr