- “Globalisation” means different things to different people. To some it means the ever-widening reach of multinational companies, such as Coca-Cola to market their products; to others it conjures up images of the dumping of bales of “mitumba1 in the third world, to still others it represents the ever-increasing domination of Western culture.
WAJIBU discussed the issue of globalisation with Sunny Bindra. Sunny Brinda is a management consultant by profession but writes passionately on a wide variety of social and moral issues. Below are the thoughts we gleaned from him on the subject.Sunny Bindra as discussed with G. Wakuraya Wanjohi
Europhone or African Memory: the Challenge of the Pan-Africanist Intellectual in the Era of Globalization1Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o
- Ciarunji Chesaina
- How just is the market economy by Edward Dommen. Geneva: WCC Publications, 2003.
101 p. (Risk book series; no. 104).19 October 2004 - Francis Kuria
- The World Conference on Religion and Peace, Kenya Chapter, held a Strategic Planning Retreat from 11th to 13th June 2004. It wishes to share its vision and its overall strategy with as many Kenyans as possible. We are therefore reproducing part of the strategic plan as WCRP’s insert in this issue.
During the retreat the decision was made to change the name of the organization to Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK). This decision was made to reflect more accurately the major aim of the organization as expressed in the vision statement below.
The leaders of the major faith communities have so far been active in WCRP-Kenya mainly through the programme on HIV/AIDS and Children. However, as WCRP-Kenya wished to expand its activities into other areas, it was keen to involve the religious leaders in this new strategy. For this reason four of the chief religious leaders in Kenya, namely Most Reverend Raphael Ndingi Mwana ‘a Nzeki, Archbishop of the Nairobi Catholic Archdiocese, Professor Abdulghafur El Busaidy, Chairman, Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims, Most Reverend Benjamin Nzimbi, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya and Bishop of All Saints Cathedral and Mr. Ashwin Patel, Chairman, Hindu Council of Kenya were invited to the premises of WCRP on the 30th of June 2004 and were formally recognized as the Council of Religious Elders. They are endorsing IRCK’s plan and strategy.
- YOUTH SPEAKSMartin Mwangi