Week 7: Religion and development in Africa

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In Africa, most people engage in somewhat a religious activity from time to time. Despite its neglect in the development discourse, religion plays a key role in economic and social development processes. In most African societies, religious beliefs significantly influence institutions that govern relationships between individuals or groups, and hence either hinder or promote sustainable development. In this episode we unpack what conditions of religion affects development positively or negatively and answer the question of how religion can be used to promote a better society in Africa given its growing force in development.

Host: Mr. Evans Appiah Kissi (Doctoral Researcher at the University of Kassel, Germany)

Panel: Prof. Enoch Opoku Antwi (Associate Professor of Leadership and Management at Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA); Michael Wandusim (Doctoral Researcher in New Testament at the University of Göttingen, Germany); and Mr. Haruna Gado Yakubu (Doctoral Researcher at Kaposvar University, Hungary).


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