Exploring Theological Resources That Can Contribute To The Transformation, Recovery, Reclaiming Of Human Dignity In A Gendered Development Process In Rural Communities Of Africa
Integrated Rural Community Sustainable Development (IRCSD)
Ishaya Umaru TANIMU-SAMINAKA, Ph.D
Exploring Theological Resources That Can Contribute To The Transformation – This book suggests an appropriate and wholistic measure in tackling the perennial problems associated with poverty, dehumanisation and lack of respect for human dignity amongst rural communities of Africa. Dr. Tanimu Saminaka describes how Integrated Rural Community Sustainable Development (IRCSD) plays a significant role in shaping the way we think about the poor, and vulnerable Africans towards ensuring that, the dignity of Africans are transformed, reclaimed and recovered for appropriate community development. The book discloses that, Africa is largely rural and agriculture is the main stay of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Both men and women in Africa are involved in agriculture in the areas of rearing of animals (particularly women folks) and soil cultivation. Poverty, brokenness and lack of respect for human dignity for a sustainable development are problems this book significantly reveals. Dr. Tanimu stresses the fact that a proper understanding and the application of God’s Word and a change of attitude is a possible antidote toward reclaiming, recovering and transforming of human dignity and respect for Africans across gender and race. The author holds that no meanningful development can ever take place and succeed without involving God in it. It must therefore be wholistic and people-centered.
Dr Tanimu should be commended for bringing theological perspectives to bear on the search for solutions to problems of underdevelopment and disregard for human lives in Africa.
—–Dr Timothy Tseror
President, Hephzibah Revival Ministries, Worldwide
Dr Tanimu Saminaka is a prolific writer and immerging African thinker. Exploring Theological Resources that can contribute to the Transformation/Recovering/Reclaiming of Human Dignity in a Gendered Development Process in Communities of Africa is such a book that tells us who we really are and how Africans must rediscover their identity in God because we are all made in the image of God.
I highly admire the scholarship of Rev. Dr Tanimu and doggedness in writing this book for universities, seminaries, and everyone.
—–Prof. Ben Fru Wara
Vice Chancellor, International University Bamenda Cameroon, Central Africa
Certified Management Consultant
Animal Welfarist, Director Emeritus Ministry of Agriculture, Cameroon
This book explores Theological Resources that can contribute to the Transformation/Recovering/Reclaiming of Human Dignity in a Gendered Development Process in Communities of Africa. It has been proven beyond doubt that poverty deprives people’s dignity in many ways particularly in African context. In this book, Dr Tanimu makes a significant contribution towards reclaiming human dignity in African gendered development processes. It is worth reading as resource book for development practitioners in Africa and worldwide.
Rev Dr Gabriel Nduye, Ph.D
Amani College of Management and Technology