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The need for leadership in gender justice: Advancing a missiological agenda for the church in Swaziland

Chammah J. Kaunda

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 35, No 3 (2014), 9 pages. doi: 10.4102/ve.v35i3.1346

Submitted: 13 March 2014
Published:  28 November 2014

Abstract

Underpinned by missiological thinking, the article argues that, in a context searching for gender justice, the mission of God should begin with making sensitive the consciousness of Swazi church leaders who, in turn, would act as agents for transforming social consciousness.In this process, the leaders become critically aware that they are called to act as prophetic example by adopting a gender-sensibility posture and calling the local church to account forits reluctance and slothfulness in teaching and practicing gender-justice values and ideals as one of the key social organs of the country. In addition, the leaders should become conscious of the fact that they have a wider prophetic missiological task to subversively challenge and wisely remind the State about its social responsibility to advance the socially shared agenda of radically promoting the rights, humanity and dignity of women in its domain.

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Chammah J. Kaunda, School of Religion, Philosphy and Classic, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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