• Short Summary

    PROBLEMS FACING CHRISTIAN CHURCHES, WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE GROWTH OF URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IN AFRICA, WERE DISCUSSED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AT A CONFERENCE IN ARUSHA.

  • Description


    CHURCH VENUE; DELEGATES OUTSIDE; CHAIRMAN KISOSONKOLE ADDRESSES CONFERENCE; DELEGATES SPEAKING.




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    Background: PROBLEMS FACING CHRISTIAN CHURCHES, WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE GROWTH OF URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IN AFRICA, WERE DISCUSSED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AT A CONFERENCE IN ARUSHA. IT WAS SPONSORED BY THE EASTERN AFRICAN URBAN COMMITTEE OF THE ALL-AFRICA CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES, AND WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND HELD BY THE BODY.

    THE COMMITTEE GATHERED TO STUDY CHRISTIAN PRACTICE AND INFLUENCE IN A CHANGING AFRICA, AND DELEGATES WERE WELCOMED FROM KENYA, UGANDA, SIERRA LEONE, RHODESIA, ZAMBIA, ETHIOPIA, SOUTH AFRICA AND EGYPT.

    MAJOR ISSUES PLACED BEFORE THE DELEGATES WERE PROBLEMS RELATING TO SOCIAL, HOUSING, YOUTH AND FAMILY AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORKERS AND MANAGEMENTS.

    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONFERENCE, MR. KHRISTOPHER KISOSONKOLE, POINTED TO THE WORK OF THE CHURCHES DURING THE PAST CENTURY IN BRINGING EDUCATION AND MEDICAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES TO AFRICA.

    WITH THE GROWTH OF URBANISATION AND INDUSTRIALISATION IN AFRICA, THE CHURCHES HAD BEGUN NEW PROJECTS TO MEET THE PROBLEMS THE DEVELOPMENT WAS BRINGING.

    HIS COMMENTS WERE SUPPORTED BY SEVERAL DELEGATES, INCLUDING MR. NORMAN THOMAS, OF RHODESIA, AND THE REV. S. O. WILLIAMS, OF SIERRA LEONE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADBD2NTV2GQDKUK4XSP24VQH0M
    Media URN:
    VLVADBD2NTV2GQDKUK4XSP24VQH0M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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