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FENZA

Faith and Encounter Centre Zambia

A Catholic Resource Centre
for Faiths and Cultures in Zambia

FENZA RESEARCH

FENZA carries out research projects, where mandated, on cultural and religious topics within its areas of competence.

Current project

The healing ministry in the Church

Presently, the FENZA team is preparing a project to facilitate exposure for training priests and pastoral agents to meet, learn from and work with charismatic and Pentecostal churches, African Initiated Churches, and traditional healers. The research programme concerns the wider healing ministry of the church. For people interested to get involved, please contact the director@fenza.org.

Completed projects

Christianity in the Luangwa Valley

Commissioned by the Diocese of Chipata and funded by MISSIO-Aachen. The research led to a publication which can be accessed here. Free softcopies are available by writing to publications@fenza.org. (Please allow for a few days' response time.)

Satanism in Zambia

Commissioned by the Catholic Forum and funded by MISSIO-Aachen. The research resulted in a publication which can be accessed here. Free softcopies are available by writing to publications@fenza.org. (Please allow for a few days' response time.)

Dreams in Zambia

Research for a FENZA conference, which led to a publication which can be accessed here. Request a free softcopy from publications@fenza.org.

The changing face of Zambia's Christianity: Churches of Bauleni Compound

In conjunction with SAIPAR, the research was published in the Journal of Southern African Studies, which can be accessed here.

Uncompleted projects

The following research project (of the Missionaries of Africa) has not been completed due to a lack of participation. If you are interested in this project, please contact the director@fenza.org.

Reconciliation in Africa: Cultural traditions

A detailed research proposal for the project can be viewed here.