Entries on Christianity
In this paper, we have tried to re-emphasize the relationship between culture and religion as a way of showing that western culture within which Christianity grew is not necessarily the substance of the Christian message. Because culture is that environment created by man, it includes his way of life among his fellow men, his family life, his religious life, attitudes, customs, traditions etc. As Ezeanya (1976:25), pointed out years ago, every people, no matter how backward they may be, no matter at what stage of civilization and development they may be, have a culture, a way of life peculiar to themselves, and the characteristic features of such a way of life. In that particular culture can be found elements that are naturally good, just and beautiful, elements that promote the general welfare of humanity as God’s creatures. There are also to be often side by side with the good, parts that are ‘evil’ and opposed to the temporal and spiritual well-being of man.
In all parts of Igbo land, when death occurs, many steps (procedures) are taken by various categories of people - usually sons, daughters, relations, husbands, in-laws etc from the point of death up to the time of funeral.
Abstract: This paper is geared towards the understanding of socio-economic globalization in Nigeria. The research reveals globalization as a form of freedom and ability of individuals to imitate voluntary economic transactions with residents in other countries. It showcases socio-economic globalization as promotion of free market, ruthless competition, privatization of public enterprises, and maximization of profits mostly by companies from developed countries. The socio-economic globalization informs open borders, weakening of state powers, deregulation and trade liberation. The developed nations behind socio-economic globalization of the world are not seeking to uphold the dignity of all the members of the world community. Neither are they seeking to maintain and balance the interest of the members of the global village. The research further reveals that proponents and sponsors of socio-economic globalization aim at integrating local economies into the global market system, to ensure economic progress that would benefit developed and developing countries, consumers and producers. The Christian religious responses insist that religious life cannot be absolutely separated from the economic life of the people in general. The divine socio-economic principle is based on organized care that takes into consideration the status of the poor and the rich in the community. The church as agent of divine socio-economic integration challenges the world to provide alternative economic model capable of addressing the situations of the poor and the marginalized in the global community.
Raising kids in God's ways can only be done by strict adherence to God's word and a constant longing for His grace. This short article provides in a simplified didactic manner some tips on helping children build positive character. If you love it, do something to show you do. God bless you.
This piece was written as part of the project by Impact Network International. Impact Network International is a non-profit organization aimed at helping youths to discover, maximize, and fulfil their purpose in life.