Mother Earth, Mother Africa & African indigenous religions

Matholeni, Nobuntu Penxa ; Boateng, Georgina Kwanima ; Manyonganise, Molly (2020)

CITATION: Matholeni, N. P., Boateng, G. K. & Manyonganise, M. (eds.) 2020. Mother Earth, Mother Africa & African indigenous religions. Stellenbosch: SUN PReSS, doi:10.18820/9781928480730.

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Africans embrace all of life, the humanity of each person, the world, and the creation of God. Consequently, African indigenous education reflects the completeness of life itself. The various chapters in this volume recount religious events and experiences from individual perspectives as they are unfolding on the continent. The different voices show how modernity, colonisation, urbanisation, Christianity, and technology have sidelined beliefs and practices of African traditional religions (ATRs) to the detriment of the environment. This volume brings together voices from leading proponents of ATRs and African religious heritage to help us appreciate how values are richly entrenched in African religious life. It demonstrates the detailed richness of ATRs and culture and showcases how far the academic study of ATRs in Africa has come, and calls for a concerted effort through partnership between various actors to ensure environmental sustainability.

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