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Church and State: Reflection on the Opening Session of the ELCT’s (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania) General Synod for the Northern Diocese, held at Tumaini University, Bishop Stefano, Masoka Moshi Campus, Moshi, Tanzania- 12/8/2012

On Sunday, 12/8/2012, I was fortunate to attend the Opening Session of the ELCT’s Northern Diocese 32nd General Synod. The Synod is held in every two years. The main theme for this Synod was ‘Make good use of your God given talent(s)’. The day started with the church service led by the ELCT’s Head Bishop, Dr. Alex Malasusa.

Thought of the day

Thought of the day

Very sad news today. Hon.Prof. #Saitoti was killed in a helicopter crash. It  is shocking and sad. Hon. Saitoti served his country for a long period of time. He is indeed an African child who served his continent. I got the opportunity to see the late Hon. Saitoti in Geneva last year. The impression I got was that he was… Read more →

Global Counterterrorism Forum:How come there is no any member from the Horn or Eastern region of Africa

I came across the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) in the State Department website @http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/06/191864.htm and my first question was ‘how come I can’t see Kenya or Ethiopia’? But why is this question important? Since the UN declared famine crisis in Somalia in 2011, a terrorist group, Al Shabaab,  started to get more attention from the international media and scholars. This… Read more →