"Papers presented at the conference, 'The place of African traditional religion in contemporary Africa', held in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sept. 10-14, 1987, sponsored by the Council for World Religions.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction / Jacob K. Olupona -- "Insiders" and "Outsiders" in the Study of African Religions: Notes on Some Problems of Theory and Method / David Westerlund -- Major Issues in the Study of African Traditional Religion / Jacob K. Olupona -- The Place of Traditional Religion in Contemporary South Africa / Gerhardus Cornelis Oosthuizen -- The Place of African Traditional Religion in Contemporary Africa: The Yoruba Example / Wande Abimbola -- Flowers in the Garden: The Role of Women in African Religion / John S. Mbiti -- The Role of Women in African Traditional Religion and Among the Yoruba / Joseph Akinyele Omoyajowo -- The Talking Drum: A Traditional Instrument of Liturgy and of Meditation with the Sacred / Georges Niangoran-Bouah -- Religious Politics and the Myth of Sango / Akinwumi Isola -- African Traditional Socio-Religious Ethics and National Development: The Nigerian Case / Friday M. Mbon -- The Encounter Between African Traditional Religion and Other Religions in Nigeria / Joseph Omosade Awolalu -- Traditional African Religion and Christianity / Vincent Mulago -- Revitalization in African Traditional Religion / Rosalind I.J. Hackett -- Tradition and Continuity in African Religions: The Case of New Religious Movements / Bennetta W. Jules-Rosette -- Perseverance and Transmutation in African Traditional Religions / Evan M. Zuesse -- Contributors -- Index.
Includes Anglican contributors John S. Mbiti and Joseph Akinyele Omoyajowo.
"Edited by Hans Ucko with Charlotte Venema and Ariane Hentsch".
["From 7-9 June 2005, in Geneva, the World Council of Churches held "the 'Critical Moment in Interreligious Relations and Dialogue' conference, facilitating reflection on future orientation in interreligious dialogue. The aim of this book is to share the highlights of the Critical Moment conference and to give food for thought and action to all involved in interfaith dialogue and cooperation. It presents the plenary speeches and a compilation of the working group reports, as well as a summary of the answers from participants to a survey made before the conference. To make the material more alive and useful for those not at the conference, the book includes a study guide, meant for practical use in the local community. It links to issues raised at the conference, and gives background information, thoughts for reflection and questions to work on." -- back cover.
Contents divided into two main sections: Critical Moments Conference -- Enhancing dialogue: A study guide.
Contents: Preface / Samuel Kobia -- Introduction -- Critical Moments Conference -- Enhancing dialogue: A study guide.
Contents of Critical Moments Conference section: Plenary Speeches -- Our common calling / Catholicos Aram I -- African Traditional Religions and interfaith dialogue / Wande Abimbola -- Dialogue with passion / Heba Raouf Ezzat -- Applied Spirituality / Swami Agnivesh -- Models of interreligious dialogue / Valson Thampu -- The holy work of dialogue / Naamah Kelman -- Moving together through action and dialogue / Parichart Suwanbubbha -- Visions for the future / Ehud Bandel -- My hopes for dialogue / Marion Best -- Changing the present and dreaming the future / Tariq Ramadan -- A diversity of interreligious relationships / Anantanand Rambachan -- Imagining the Future / Bhiksuni Chuehmen Shih -- Group reports -- Survey: Assessing the impact of dialogue -- What happened after the conference ? / Hans Ucko.
Contents of Enhancing dialogue: a study guide section: To begin with -- Dialogue ... encountering others and myself -- Common identity ... living together -- Spirituality -- Listening, talking ... human comunication -- Dialogue in context -- Religion and conflict -- Fundamentalism -- Intra-religious dialogue -- Otherness -- Dialogue ... learning with each other.
The plenary speech "My hopes for dialogue" was given by Dr. Marion S. Best, Moderator of the United Church of Canada (1994-1997), and Vice-Moderator of the WCC Central Committee from 1999-2006.
Photo consists of twenty-three women, including the Principal, Miss. T.A. Connell. Includes A. Turner, F. Jones, Collins [IRS], A. Robinson, A. Taylor [IRS], K. Kelly, G. Clark, D. Shea, Mrs. Simpson, Baldry, H. Emery, M. Macrae [IRS], T.A. Connell, K. Sprackett, M. Watts [China], Mrs. Gibson, Jay, E. Horner, J. Munro, H. James, E. Day, M. Tomkin, Y. Burdon.
Photo consists of twenty-two women, including the Principal, Miss. T.A. Connell. Includes Spencer, A. Turner, F. Hawkins [Japan], J. Munro, A. Taylor [IRS], G. Clark, V. Smith, A. Robinson, A. Reynolds [IRS], E. Jay, E. Thompson, E. Emery, H. Emery, T.A. Connell, K. Sprackett, E. Horner, Rumsey, W. Pearse, E. Days, G. Morton, D. Shea, G. Baldry.