November 10th-13th, 2014

The ALT (African Lutheran Theologians) met at Lakeview Airport Lodge to reflect on the relationship of biblical interpretation, human development and gender justice. The workshop is attended by participants from Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Africa, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, DRC, and Nigeria. Among the many issues that the participants deliberated on was the emphasis that Africa is deeply religious, and it is necessary to mobilize this religion for further development. It was observed that the biblical interpretation is central to this process as it can provide tools for critical thinking analysis and community mobilization. Through such empowering reading of the bible, the society in Africa can be developed.

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