ITEM VIEW

African Initiated Churches’ potential as development actors

dc.contributor.authorOhlmann, Philippen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorFrost, Marie-Luiseen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGrab, Wilhelmen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-21T08:06:50Z
dc.date.available2017-08-21T08:06:50Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationOhlmann, P., Frost, M. & L. Grab, W. 2016. African Initiated Churches’ potential as development actors. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 72(4):1-12, doi:10.4102/hts.v72i4.3825
dc.identifier.issn2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/hts.v72i4.3825
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102126
dc.descriptionCITATION: Ohlmann, P., Frost, M. & L. Grab, W. 2016. African Initiated Churches’ potential as development actors. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 72(4):1-12, doi:10.4102/hts.v72i4.3825.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.hts.org.za
dc.description.abstractAfrican Initiated Churches (AICs) are not yet recognised as relevant actors of community development interventions. While it has been acknowledged that many of them provide coping mechanisms in adverse environments, support in social transformation and social capital, little information is available on their role as development actors. In this article, we evaluate the potential of AICs as partners of international development agencies for community development. We draw on interviews and focus group discussions with leaders of various AICs conducted in South Africa in February and March 2016. In particular, we examine the churches’ understanding of development, their view on the separation of spiritual and development activities and their priorities. Moreover, we outline the development activities which they are currently engaged in and analyse the structures they have in place to do so. Our findings indicate that AICs are increasingly active in community development and offer various entry points for possible cooperation.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.hts.org.za/index.php/HTS/article/view/3825
dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.subjectAfrican Independent Churchen_ZA
dc.subjectPractical Theologyen_ZA
dc.subjectCommunity developmenten_ZA
dc.titleAfrican Initiated Churches’ potential as development actorsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyright


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

ITEM VIEW