Chewa Proverb Collection

Kwapita apongozi n'kulinga utaona.
"Your motherinlaw has passed by`: you can only say that after you have seen her.
(You see what you see even if you are not supposed to. You may wish you had not seen it, having seen it, you are now a witness, you now know. It is used to push somebody to give witness in court.)
Proverb No 421 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Umwana kasembe: nelyo kakukoma, watoola, wakobeka pa kubeya.
The child is like an axe, even though it cuts you, you pick it up and carry it on your shoulder. (No matter how much trouble your children cause you, you never abandon them.)
E mu kutila umwana nangu akucushe wimulekelesha iyoo, suulako, bikapo fye ukumusunga. (from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 1574 collected by Frank Carey
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new documents:

New Perspectives on Mission

Author: Mark Nsanzurwimo. Date: December 2013. (PDF)

Revolutions in social communication also affect new approaches to mission. This paper, presented at the December FENZA conference, places new trends in mission theology within their historical contexts.

Here we are! 70 Years of Evangelisation and Social Concern (Regiment Parish)

Editor: Mark Nsanzurwimo. Date: August 2013. (PDF)

Regiment Parish has been the locus of innovative pastoral approaches in its history of 70 years that have affected the Catholic Church in Zambia at large. In this study and collection, authors place the pastoral innovations, including the first experiments with Small Christian Communities, into their historical contexts.


Dreams: Where do Biblical, Zambian, and Western Approaches Meet?

A must read for anyone interested in dream interpretation in Zambia.

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Research project on local traditions of reconciliation

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