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The day of prayer and its potential for engendering public ecclesiology ecumenism in Zambia

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-02 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-30T16:15:08Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-30T16:15:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-02 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13210
dc.description.abstract This article argues that while the National Day of Prayer in Zambia has its inception in political context, it has obligated the institutional churches to break out of their religiously fixed spaces, forcing them to suspend their official doctrinal positions for that special day, and embrace each other in enacting what could be classified as 'public ecclesiology ecumenism'. The article defines public ecclesiology ecumenism as the manifestation of institutionally-defined churches in public spaces to celebrate a common liturgical life in Christ through prayer,songs,preaching,and promotion of unified prophetic witness in the public. However, being a political initiative makes the Day of Prayer a potentially dangerous neo-colonial space for advancing a dominant political ideology which perpetuates corruption and exploitation of the masses. Thus,one of the core tasks of the churches is to liberate, reclaim, and reconstitute the Day of Prayer into a prophetic site of struggle against political corruption and poor governance by seeking to produce alternative public and political cultures. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ZAMBIA en
dc.subject RELIGION en
dc.subject PRAYER en
dc.title The day of prayer and its potential for engendering public ecclesiology ecumenism in Zambia en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 9 en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Religions en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10654 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=20760 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9662 en
dc.bibliographictitle Kaunda, C.J. (2018) The day of prayer and its potential for engendering public ecclesiology ecumenism in Zambia. <i>Religions</i>. 9:Online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13210 en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Kaunda, C.J. en


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