Chewa Proverb Collection

Kuwerengera madzi a mphutsi.
To rely on the water being boiled against maggots.
(If you rely on what you see happening without making sure it is what it seems to be. Rely on what you know about and be well informed.)
Proverb No 406 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Kolwe afwile pelungu, umucila elushishi lwakwe.
The monkey almost died in the marsh, his tail is the rope he used.
Akabombelo ako ukwete ekalinga ukubomfya ukucila ukuya uleyashima. Umukashi waciine niuyo wiine muli nankwe, wiya ulefwaya bambi ukasebana. Ala batiila tafipwa ukulowa.(2.55)
Proverb No 685 collected by Frank Carey
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Silozi Bible

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Unseen Worlds: Dealing with Spirits, Witchcraft, and Satanism from an African Perspective

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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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