Borneo: Preserving Dayak Culture
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Borneo: Preserving Dayak Culture

For Father Anyeq, the Dayak culture must be conserved because it has strong values in terms of relations with humans, God and the environment. “We have to defend our cultural values such as family life, cooperation, solidarity, fraternity and harmony with nature,” said Father Anyeq, the former head of Samarinda Archdiocese’s socioeconomic commission. He said these…

Inculturation: The Indian Face of Jesus II
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Inculturation: The Indian Face of Jesus II

Traditional Christian art seems something of the past that does not offer any new insights. More recently inculturated art forms from Asia and Africa have been appreciated because they are thought to bring a fresh perspective on Biblical themes.    As an artist, I have not represented Jesus in the conventional way that is typical of…

Inculturation:  The Indian Face of Jesus I
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Inculturation: The Indian Face of Jesus I

The Gospels do not describe the physical appearance of Jesus. However, each culture has presented Jesus in their own cultural forms. Since ancient times, Christianity wore different clothes, spoke varied languages, and followed diverse customs. Indians of different cultural backgrounds responded to the Gospel narratives after learning them in their local languages, beginning with Tamil,…

Karamoja, Uganda: A Student’s Experience
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Karamoja, Uganda: A Student’s Experience

During Missionary Experience Program in Uganda- Kotido Diocese , I was always amazed at the active participation of the Christian  during celebrations either in church or in the community. In every celebration in Loyoro parish, both in church and in the village, I was always struck by the interior, external, and material elements that characterized…

Cameroon: A Theology Student Sees Similarities between Tribal and Christian Reconciliation Processes
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Cameroon: A Theology Student Sees Similarities between Tribal and Christian Reconciliation Processes

The Reconciliation Process in the Papiakum Tribe In Papiakum tribe reconciliation is something of value. There are different types of reconciliation in Papiakum. These reconciliation types are: family reconciliation, clan reconciliation, quarter reconciliation, and tribal reconciliation. All these different types of reconciliation have different processes, methods, and approaches. My sharing will be based on the…