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Moral Pedagogies for Africa
From Ethnic Enmity to Responsible Cohabitation

Edited By

Theodros A. Teklu

ISBN 9781032010199
Published September 3, 2021 by Routledge
194 Pages

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Book Description

This volume engages with issues of moral responsibility and multiethnic co-existence in the context of contemporary Africa. Post-colonial African states are by and large ethnically diverse. Constructively managing ethnic diversity, however, has always been a challenge to these states, which often fail to be democratic and all-inclusive. As a result, ethnic enmity and conflicts that obliterate bonds of togetherness between ethnic communities have been rampant throughout the continent. In dialogue with Africa’s cultural and religious assets, this interdisciplinary multi-authored book aims at articulating the need to interpret past and present ethnic hostilities in Africa, and generating moral resources of togetherness to foster a social pedagogy of responsible cohabitation for Africans. The chapters of this volume, categorized into two parts, are framed according to these two niches.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Engaging the Society of Ethnic Enmity

Theodros A. Teklu

PART I Multiethnic Togetherness in Africa: Crises and Moral Signposts

1 Moral Responsibility of Storytelling in Multiethnic Ethiopia

Mohammed Girma

2 The Entrenchment of Ethnocentrism in Kenya’s Political Landscape and the Church’s Responses to It

David K. Tarus

3 The Moral Roots of Ethnic Conflicts in Nigeria

Sunday Bobai Agang

4 Ubuntu for Responsible Cohabitation in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

Evelyn Mayanja & Odomaro Mubangizi

PART II Moral Visions of Responsible Cohabitation

5 One New Temple in Christ

Craig S. Keener & Médine Moussounga Keener

6 African Palaver as a Model of Multiethnic Recognition

Theodros A. Teklu

7 Social Identity Complexity and a Politics of Forgiveness among Black and White South Africans

Dion A. Forster

8 Theology and Necropolitics: A Brief Reflection

Elias Kifon Bongmba

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Theodros A. Teklu is a lecturer in theology and ethics and serves as the Director of the Centre for Christianity and Society at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. He is also a Research Fellow in the Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.