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Author: Kevin Ward

in East Africa (particularly in Uganda and Rwanda) in the light of revivals in East Asia (particularly China and Korea). Evangelical revival movements in Africa and Asia can sometimes be portrayed as little more than clones of an Anglo-American phenomenon (in this case a tradition going back to the

In: Ecumenism and Independency in World Christianity
Author: Kevin Ward

in East Africa (particularly in Uganda and Rwanda) in the light of revivals in East Asia (particularly China and Korea). Evangelical revival movements in Africa and Asia can sometimes be portrayed as little more than clones of an Anglo-American phenomenon (in this case a tradition going back to the

In: Ecumenism and Independency in World Christianity

South Asian connection with East African coast goes a long way. One point that needs clarification at the outset is that immigration to East Africa has been generally from the South Asian subcontinent. However, these immigrants are broadly referred to as “Asians.” Therefore, in East Africa, the

In: Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online
Author: Shah, Bindi V.

While small numbers of Jain students from India have been present in the United Kingdom since the 19th century, it was not until the early 1960s that Jain families arrived from East Africa and the early 1970s when a Jain community presence emerged. This period coincided with the independence of

In: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online
Author: Demelza Jones

capital (50,807) is found in the East Midlands city of Leicester, which became an important destination for East African Asians who arrived in the UK in the late 1960s and early 1970s ( ONS 2012). Outside of England, in the UK’s less populous nations, there are 16,379 Hindus in Scotland (0.4% of the

In: Handbook of Hinduism in Europe (2 vols)

Patel (Saheb). Householder followers are loyal to each group. The dispute goes back to a trip to East Africa by Dadubhai Patel, a respected preacher in the group, during which he attracted a group of young women to become ascetics and raised funds to build a temple and a residence for them. The BAPS

In: Handbook of Hinduism in Europe (2 vols)
Author: Emma Wild-Wood

structures of those churches. In the early 1970s, one revivalist, Revd Dr John Gatu, General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, called for a temporary moratorium on western missionary work to give time for a reassessment of the working relationship between missionary organisations and the

In: Ecumenism and Independency in World Christianity
Author: Emma Wild-Wood

structures of those churches. In the early 1970s, one revivalist, Revd Dr John Gatu, General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, called for a temporary moratorium on western missionary work to give time for a reassessment of the working relationship between missionary organisations and the

In: Ecumenism and Independency in World Christianity

Hindus The first generation of Hindus came to Denmark in the 1970s. They mostly came from the northern parts of India or from East Africa and were seen as so-called guest workers, which meant they could stay in Denmark as long as there were jobs available. Most of them settled in Zealand, in and around

In: Handbook of Hinduism in Europe (2 vols)
Volume Editors: Alexander Chow and Emma Wild-Wood
‘Ecumenism’ and ‘independency’ suggest two distinct impulses in the history of Christianity: the desire for unity, co-operation, connectivity, and shared belief and practice, and the impulse for distinction, plurality, and contextual translation. Yet ecumenism and independency are better understood as existing in critical tension with one another. They provide a way of examining changes in World Christianity. Taking their lead from the internationally acclaimed research of Brian Stanley, in whose honour this book is published, contributors examine the entangled nature of ecumenism and independency in the modern global history of Christianity. They show how the scrutiny afforded by the attention to local, contextual approaches to Christianity outside the western world, may inform and enrich the attention to transnational connectivity.