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

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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 for its 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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1346
JournalVerbum et Ecclesia
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 28

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  • Religious studies

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