Research Papers/Topics in Religious Studies

My Pastor, My Compass to Hell

My Pastor,  my Compass to Hell. An article that boarders on personal experience with religious leaders

The Role of NGOs in Hiv Aids Prevention and Care among the Residents of Makindye Division, Kampala District. A Case Study of Action Aid International, Uganda.

ABSTRACT  This research set out to investigate the extent to which NGOs have played their role in HIV/ AIDS prevention and care among the residents of Makindye, Division Kampala District. The NGO that was used as a case study is Action Aid International, Uganda. The study had a number of objectives as follows; to assess community's attitude towards the methods of HIV/AIDS prevention and care among residents of Makindye Division, to assess the response of the residents of Makindye Division to...

A Study of the Contribution of Uganda Joint Christian Council towards Peace Building in Uganda

ABSTRACT  This research set out to investigate the contribution of Uganda Joint Christian Council towards Peace building in Uganda. The study had a number of objectives; to assess the contribution of Uganda Joint Christian Churches towards Peace building in Uganda, to enhance Peace and consensus building, to find out long lasting solutions to conflict management ad peace building, to promote peace, justice, reconciliation and co-existence. The research was carried out due to the continued pr...

Evaluation of Modern Evangelization Strategies in Christianity: 1990-2010

ABSTRACT Evangelization was the mark of bedrock for Christianity; as Jesus gave it as the great commission to his apostles. It has thrived to the modern era trying to survive the complexity of societal values. Hence various evangelization strategies to suit the demand of the modern era are in vogue. This research work presents how evangelization originated and came to be part of religious practices among the Igbo through the propagated effort of European missionaries who established Christian...

Ecumenism in Nigeria: The Roman Catholic Contribution

ABSTRACT Ecumenism is currently a topical issue in Christendom, and is aimed at promoting unity among different Christian denominations. In Nigeria, it began initially among the Protestant missionaries while the Roman Catholics were indifferent. But with the impetus drawn from the Vatican II Council, she later joined the ecumenical movement. This research work is geared towards probing into the contribution of the Roman Catholic Church towards the ecumenical work in Nigeria. It also seeks to ...

The Apostolic Church and the Management of the Niger Delta Crisis: In Gokhana- Land 1931-2010.

ABSTRACT The main aim and concern of the thesis were to evaluate the role and contributions of the Apostolic Church Gokhana in the management of the Gokhana crisis, and the Niger Delta conflict. The study employed the descriptive and historical methods of research in which issued were raised, described and critically evaluated in the context of the study. In the process of data collection the primary and secondary sources were used. The data collected through the primary and secondary sources...

The Contributions of Sacred Specialists to Igbo Traditional Religion

ABSTRACT The Igbo is an ethnic group found in South-Eastern Nigeria. They are intensely religious. Their primal religion is the Igbo traditional Religion. It is an indigenous religion practised by the forebears and is handed down from one generation to another. It has a clear-cut belief in Supreme Being and other minor deities as intermediaries. It also acknowledges special categories of people who are known as sacred specialists. The sacred specialists are experts who through revelations tra...

The Implications of Rapid Development on Igbo Sense of Communalism

ABSTRACT Communalism is the practice of people living together sharing things and responsibilities in common. It entrenched the norm of mutual assistance among the members of the society and brought about cordial harmonious living devoid of self. This leads to bearing one another’s burden in every aspects of life. In Igbo society, it was a cherished heritage. But with the advent of Euro-Christian development in Igbo land, communalism was very much influenced. This research work is poised to...

Baiyeri, Hezekiah Banji Belief in Reincarnation Among the Igbo of Nigeria: A Challenge to Christianity

ABSTRACT Every religious belief – ancient and modern is rooted in traditions of the religious system. Its dynamism is assessed through the process of continuity and discontinuity. The most interesting part of this work is based on the fact that each religious groups in the society, has its fundamental religious tenets. In this case, this work is poised to analyze the issue of belief in reincarnation among the Igbo of Nigeria and its challenges to Christianity. As a result, the uncompromisin...

The Eucharist in Pauline Thought: Beyond Anamnesis to Koinonia

ABSTRACT One of Jesus’ earnest desires for His followers as reflected in His intercessory prayer in John 17 is the unity of Christians. He prayed: “Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one” (v 11, NRSV). Further in verses 20-21 He said: “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one” (NRSV). Also, the preaching and practices of the early C...

Youths and Drug Abuse in Nigeria: Challenge for the Nigerian Churches

ABSTRACT Drug abuse among youths in Nigeria has been a problem to the youths and the society in General. The consequences of drug abuse are not only on the individual user but also on his or her offspring, family and the society. This work is expected to create awareness, expose and provide useful information to people especially to the Nigerian youths on the effects of drug abuse and the challenges for the Nigerian churches towards drug abuse in Nigeria. Chapter one is an introductory chapte...

The Role of the Churches in Combatting Corruption Among Political Leaders in Anambra State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT The rate at which corruption spread among political leaders in Anambra state has frayed nerves and subjected the people to fear and trepidation. Avarice, greed and the get-rich quick syndrome have been identified as major causative factors. Hence the topic, “The role of the Churches in combating Corruption among Political leaders in Anambra State, Nigeria. The methods of data collection for the study include both primary and secondary sources. Primary data were obtained through ora...

The Degenerating Level of Morality in Abor, Enugu State Nigeria

ABSTRACT The term Degenerating and morality are often used interchangeably to describe the moral standards. That is very low or unacceptable to most people while morality is the principle concerning the right and wrong or good and bad behaviours. Morality in Abor conception involves a three dimensional relationships namely God, man and the ontological order. A morally good act reaffirms the right relationship between God, man and ontological order while a morally bad act negates and disrupts ...

People's Perception On Civil War and Children's Education in Nothern Uganda: The Case of P Abbo Internally Displaced Camp, Gulu District

ABSTRACT The study Investigated People's perception on Civil War and Children's Education in northern Uganda. The study had specific objectives among which were:- (1 )To examine the effect of the civil war on children access to enrolment in Pabbo IDP camp. (2)To assess the effect of the civil war on children's retention in schools in Pabbo IDP camp. (3)To investigate the effect of the civil war on school management in Pabbo IDP camp. The study was carried out in Pabbo IDP camp, Gulu District....

THE AMBIGUITIES OF OKOT PBITEK'S DECOLONIZATION OF AFRICAN RELIGION

Abstract A cursory glance reveals that anthropologists, philosophers, historians, colonial masters and missionaries have understood Africa variously. Unfortunately, this understanding has  often been in the negative. This has relegated  Africa  to  the background of mere obscurantism, and misled the world into believing that Africans are savages, primitive and reside in a dark continent where they sleep on trees, eat raw fruits and consort with apes. The need to ...


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