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If you care about improving health and development within a religious context, consider this…

  • 30-70% of health care in some sub-Saharan countries is provided by faith-based organizations (FBOs).
  • FBOs are on the ground in most contexts where health crises are most urgent.
  • FBOs contribute in significant ways to health in their communities and health and development programs could increase their impact by building stronger partnerships with FBOs.
  • Religion, health & development are inter-related parts of social, cultural and political dynamics.
  • Including FBOs in public health & development strengthens programs and increases sustainability.
  • FBOs are trusted partners and can help overcome mistrust of health and development programs.

The seminar

St. Paul’s University and Emory University, a major American research university, will hold a seminar for Masters Students from the two universities on Religion, Public Health and Development. The seminar will focus on development of knowledge, skills, and practice to understand and engage religion in the context of health and development. The seminar combines the latest scholarship in public health, development studies, and religion with intensive case studies and field work.

The course will take place over ten weeks as follows:

  • Five Days (May 20-24) at St. Paul’s campus in Limuru in intensive seminars with readings and lectures in public health, development, and religion;
  • Eight Weeks (May 27th -July 21) in the field in which participants will reflect on the ideas from the seminar in light of “on the ground” programs;
  • Five Days (July 22-26) in an integrative seminar at St. Paul’s, Limuru in which students will present on their field work
  • Masters students already working in church ministry, development, and health and in the field will use that work as their context for field work. Those who are not engaged can be provided with a field placement.

St. Paul's University and the Postcolonial Networks will hold a conference on the Post colonial Church focusing on Theology, Identity and Mission. The conference will take place on May 28 30, 2014 at St. Paul's University Limuru.

The organizers welcome Decolonial and Postcolonial papers in the areas of Biblical Studies, History, Mission, Public Theology and Religious Conflicts.

Interested persons are requested to submit a 250 word abstract by September 1, 2013 via email to Esther Mombo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and Joseph Duggan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Accepted abstracts shall be announced on October 1, 2013



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To develop servant leaders by imparting knowledge, skills and values through creative methods of education, research and Christian spiritual formation.

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