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Posts from the ‘Ghana’ Category

18
Sep

Nana Aberewa Theology

Vincent Assanful, Department of Religion and Human Values, University of Cape Coast, describes an Akan Concept of Consultation and Decision Making.

Introduction

Nana Aberewa is a mythological figure among the Akan of Ghana who is believed to be full of wisdom and is always consulted whenever the people are confronted with any problem and would need to take decision. Read more »

18
Sep

Conflict Resolution Approach, Ghana

The Rt. Revd Matthias K. Medadues-Badohu, Anglican Bishop of Ho, reflects on conflict resolution approaches in Ghana in relation to Continuing Indaba. 

Introduction 

Life is relational.  We relate with one another to have our needs met and our desires fulfilled.  As John Donne (1572–1631) would put it, “No man is an island entire of itself”. Human nature and the human condition require that we depend on others for survival and satisfaction of our individual needs. Read more »

18
Sep

Talking and Listening in the Anglican Communion

Kojo Okyere, Department of Religion and Human Values University of Cape Coast reads Proverbs 18:13 in Ghanaian Life and Thought and offers reflections for the Anglican Communion.

INTRODUCTION

The Ghanaian society, like many other African societies, is blessed with precious sayings which constitute nuggets of wisdom.  Proverbs and other similar traditions are used by Ghanaians to communicate a message deemed to have some kind of mystical truth because of their appeal to the ancestors or elders.  Read more »

17
Sep

The Hand and Concrete Models of Conflict Resolution

The Very Rev. S.K. Ablorh, Diocese of Ho introduces the West African hand model and offers it as a model for a potentially flourishing church.

Introduction

Almost every society or organization has challenges as a normal part of living or working together.  Conflict is one of the challenges and can be seen as a world problem but if nothing is done to check it, it can drain individual vitality and organizational resources.  Unresolved conflict may result into unhappiness and lead to a break down of the society.  Breakdown in relationship and communication has serious negative effects on the individuals and the society as a whole.  The Church is no exception to this phenomenon. Read more »

17
Sep

The “Old Lady” Model of Dispute Resolution

The Venerable Paul Shaibu Katampu of St. Nicholas Seminary, Cape Coast describes his dream for the Anglican Communion and offers some advice from the Ghanaian old lady principle.

Introduction

Like Martin Luther King, I also have a dream.  A dream that the Anglican Communion will stand more united than it has ever been.  I have a dream that unity in diversity will become more of a reality than a catch word in the vocabulary of members of the Communion. Read more »