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Another World is Possible: Spiritualities and Religions of Global Darker Peoples (Dwight N Hopkins) Hardcover Book, (Acumen Publishing, 2010) 9781845533922


Title: Another World is Possible: Spiritualities and Religions of Global Darker Peoples

Author: Hopkins, Dwight N

Additional Authors or Contributors: Marjorie Lewis (eds)

Publisher: Acumen Publishing; Publication Date: 2010

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781845533922

Volumes: 1; Pages: 386

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Another World is Possible: Spiritualities and Religions of Global Darker Peoples represents voices of darker skin peoples throughout the world. What they have in common is their mobilizing their own created religions and spiritualities to forge self-identities. Some claim direct links to centuries of indigenous spiritual practices which have survived relatively in tact despite the invasion of foreign religions. Others have appropriated externally introduced religions and greatly modified these belief systems by combining or syncretizing them with indigenous perspectives and practices.

All authors indicate the celebration and positive utility of their communities' spiritualities and religions. Without them, not only would individuals have died, but entire cultures and contexts would have perished. Thus, religion and spirituality suggest survival and pragmatic purposes. From creation narratives to Trickster heroes and heroines, spirituality and religion incarnate meaning, as well as fashion meaning so that humans can make surviving and thriving sense of the ecology and all breathing realities.

The gods, God, and ancestors give life to peoples and their cultures, ecologies, and economies, all in the service of aiding the human community to be more fully human as servants to what spiritualities and religions have facilitated on earth. This books speaks to the progressive role of spiritualities and religions for today. In that sense, it is a gift to the world from the darker skin peoples globally.

Contents

Introduction

I. India

a. B. M. Leela Kumari (independent scholar, India), The Untouchable Dalits of India and their Spiritual Destiny

b. James Massey (Centre for Dalit/Subaltern Studies/community Contextual Communication Centre, New Dehli), Dalits in India: Key Problems/Issues and Role of Religion

II. Japan

a. Teruo Kuribayashi (Kwansei Gakuin University, Kobe, Japan), Recovering Jesus for Outcasts in Japan

III. Australia

a. Hohaia Matthews (Pastor, South Australia), TJINATJUNANYI: Providing a pathway to freedom

b. Anne Pattel-Gray (former President, Tauondi College, South Australia), Spirituality

IV. Hawaii

a. Toni G. Bissen (P�'� Foundation, Oahu, Hawaii), The Hawaiian Situation: An Overview of Hawaii's People, Politics, Religion, Spirituality, and Culture, Yesterday and Today

V. England

a. Anthony Reddie (Queens Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham), Theology, Violence and the Other

b. Kate O. Coleman (Co-Pastor, The Regeneration Centre, Birmingham), Another Kind of Black

VI. South Africa

a. Madipoane Masenya (ngwana Mphahlele)(University of South Africa), Impoverished on Harvesting Ground: Ruth 3 and African Women in an HIV-Positive South Africa

VII. Bostwana

a. Musa W. Dube (University of Botswana), HIV+ Feminisms, Postcoloniality and the Global AIDS Crisis

b. Dumie Oafeta Mmualefe (University of Botswana), Soliloquy of a troubled heart: Trying to make sense of the senseless Femicide

VIII. Zimbabwe

a. Beauty R. Maenzanise (Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe), Ritual and Spirituality Among the Shona People

b. Edward P. Antonio (Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado), Economic Shortage as a Theologico-Political Problem in Zimbabwe

IX. Ghana

a. Elizabeth Amoah (University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana), Poverty is madness: Some insights from traditional African spirituality and mental health

b. Emmanuel Martey (Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Ghana), Spiritual Challenges of Widowhood Symbolism in African Religio-Cultural Setting: A Christian Theological Perspective

c. Rose Mary Amenga-Etego (Ph.D. student, University of Edinburgh), Sex and Sexuality in an African Worldview: A Challenge to Contemporary Realities

X. Cuba

a. Luis Carlos Marrero Chasbar (Fraternity of Baptist Churches of Cuba), Eco-feminism and Yoruba Religion in Cuba: a Proposal for Inter-religious Dialogue

b. Izett Sama Hernandez (Pastor, Presbyterian Reformed Church, Cuba), Cuba and the Church

XI. Jamaica

a. Lewin Williams, Social Conditions and Spiritual Solutions in the Caribbean

b. Marjorie Lewis, The Church and the Jamaican Society

XII. Brazil

a. Antonio SantAna (National Ecumenical Commission to Combat Racism, Brazil), Black Spirituality: The Anchor of Black Lives

b. Diana Fernandes dos Santos (Youth of the Methodist Church, Brazil) Black Heritage in Brazil

XIII. U. S. A.

a. Linda E. Thomas (Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago), Womanist Theology and Epistemology in the Postmodern U. S. Context

b. Kirstin Boswell Ford (Ph.D. student at University of Chicago Divinity School), A Home-Place: Self-Identity and God in African American Culture

b. Dwight N. Hopkins, Black Christian Worship: Theological and Biblical Foundations

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