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Updated February 21, 2014
Muge, Kipsang Alexander (1948 to 1990),
He was the first bishop of the Anglican diocese of Eldoret in Kenya. He devoted his life entirely to advocacy and the proclamation of social truth. He believed in the power of the pulpit to transform and reform the society. He advocated social truth and scared politicians whose interest was just to enrich themselves at the expense of the poor. He refused to see himself through the lenses of ethnic affiliations. He warned the church in Kenya against sinking into corruption. He died in 1990 in a mysterious car accident. >>Read his story
New Editorial Committee
As of January 2014, the DACB's Editorial Committee includes two leading scholars in the field of World Christianity. Dr. Dana Robert is the Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission and the director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission at the Boston University School of Theology. Dr. Lamin Sanneh is the D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale University.
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Ancient African Christianity
Mark the Evangelist, 1st century, Alexandria/Egypt. The gospel known as "According to Mark" has come to be recognized as the oldest surviving. (...) We meet this name chronologically first in the Epistle of Paul to Philemon, where, among five compatriots, Paul includes both Mark and Luke (vv. 23-24). To this, one could add the indications from Paul in the Second Epistle to Timothy, that being alone with but Luke, he would wish Mark to be brought to him (2 Tim 4: 11)...
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Resources for Research
The Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon Conwell Seminary regularly publishes works related to global mission and international religious demography that are available free to the public. Here is their list of publications and citations.
Émilienne Mboungou-Mouyabi, 1957 to 1989, was the first woman pastor in the
Evangelical Church of Congo in
Congo (Brazzaville). She had a burden and a vision for the women of the EEC: "We need to serve the Lord; not only me, but all women after me".... Read her story in English or in French. More stories of women can be found