shrinking selection committee

The Nagel Institute, with generous support from the Templeton Religion Trust, announces the selection of 16 winning proposals.

A six-member selection committee met in Accra, Ghana, in November, 2017 (Jehu Hanciles, John Azumah, Joel Carpenter, Esther Mombo, Tite Tienou, Ben Quarshie, and Katho Bungishabaku), and again in Nairobi, Kenya, in May, 2018.

16 winning proposals were selected from over 100 submissions. Each of these projects will produce multiple publications, host conferences and workshops, and develop new theological curriculum. The project leaders (PL) from these proposals will meet together for a developmental workshop in Pretoria, March 2019, and then again for the culminating conference in Abidjan, March 2020. Following this culminating conference, the PLs will produce and submit at least one scholarly article to The Nagel Institute for publications that will contain a collection of these documents.

Congratulations to these selected institutions and their project teams:

University of Botswana: leader, Lovemore Togarasei
“The impact of religious beliefs on health seeking and health provision behaviours: lessons for theological education review at the University of Botswana.”
FATEAC (Faculty of Theology, Christian Alliance Church), Cote d Ivoire: leader, Issiaka Coulibaly
“Ethnicite, Christianisme et reconciliation etude du concept politique.”
Capuchin Franciscan Research and Retreat Centre (CFRRC): leader, Daniel Assefa Kassaye
“Living Ethiopic oral poetry: from creation to performance and sacred dance.”

Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST): leader, Seblewengel Daniel Woldegiorgis
“The relationship between religious support and emotional well-being among Ethiopian evangelical Christians.”
Trinity Theological Seminary: leader, J Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu
“Being African in a contemporary world: exploring spirituality and psychological values in Ghana.”

University of Ghana: leader, Rose Mary Amenga-Etego
“Literature, music, and prayer repertoires as sources of African values, spirituality, and Christian theology.”
Daystar University: leader, Bernard Boyo
“To empower African Christians embracing different concepts of healing through development of a framework for mainstreaming faith, traditional and medical healing concepts in the existing theological curriculum in Africa.”

Hekima University College: leader, Elias Omondi Opongo
“Social conflict, social capital, and religio-cultural reconciliation practices in East Africa.”

Maseno University: leader, Susan Mbula Kilonzo
“The place of the Catholic Church in ethnic conflict resolution through the Amani Mashinani (Peace at Grassroots) model in Kenya’s Rift Valley.”
Nasarawa State University: leader, Matthew Michael
“Triangulated health & integrative wellness: the mapping of wellness and its cultural psychology in modern Africa.”
Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa: leader, Marilyn Naidoo
“An empirical study on integrated ministerial education in African theological institutions.”

University of Pretoria: leader, Stephan de Beer
“Urban Africa 2050: imagining theological education/ formation for flourishing African cities.”

University of Stellenbosch: leader, Nadine Bowers Du Toit
“Inequality, forgiveness, and political agency: lived theologies among young adults in post-apartheid South African churches.”

University of Western Cape: leader, Ignatius Swart
“Xenophobia and the re-imagination of evangelization amongst migrant dominated churches in South Africa.”
Kyambogo University: leader, Robert Wabyanga Kuloba
“Analyzing the health and healing practices of African Pentecostals in Africa and the Diaspora.”
University of Zimbabwe: leader, Nisbert Taringa
“An exploration of Christian perceptions on forgiveness as panacea for the gukurahundi atrocities of the Early 1980s in Zimbabwe.”