FENZA activities are open to all interested people. You are welcome to join.
Fingers of Thomas
The name of the group comes from the apostle Thomas (the "doubting Thomas") who insisted to make his own experiences rather than merely relying on other people's testimonies.
Initially the group was formed to investigate rumours of witchcraft and Satanism, especially among the youths.
Through the many contacts with diverse churches and faiths, the group developed a keen interest in visiting and praying with people of different churches and faiths, "to put the finger" and see how different people experience their faith and the spiritual world.
The Fingers of Thomas meet every Wednesday, 17:30 hours in Regiment Parish. The "Madalas" meet on Fridays (1st and 3rd Friday each month) in Regiment Parish at 17:00 hours.
A group of Christian traditional midwives & initiators (women and men), with a keen and open interest in Zambian initiation rites, pass on their knowledge to interested groups and individuals (marriage instructions, teachings...). As the name suggest, the group "grew up" with Bemba rites, but they are interested in initiation rites all over Zambia. The instructors meet once a month. From time to time they organise study sessions for themselves. Teaching sessions for interested groups usually last between 3 and 5 days (and nights). For schools they also give short "sessions" lasting usually a day.
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FENZA group of Ethno-Psychiatrists
A group of traditional healers meet regularly in FENZA to share their knowledge about treating mental illnesses. Traditional healers have been sidelined by the Christian churches in Zambia, yet many healers have a lot to offer, also in areas where Western medicines have failed to provide treatment that is adapted to the Zambian reality. The group is coordinated by Fr. Patrick Mumbi.
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