FENZA carries out research projects, where mandated, on cultural and religious topics within its areas of competence.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. (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 firstname.lastname@example.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. The research also formed the basis of a FENZA article by Bernhard Udelhoven—see the Publications section or click here. The list of 82 churches in Bauleni Compound that was compiled for this research project, may be viewed here. It contains data about the churches' origins, affiliation, number of adherents, and other details up to 2009.
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 email@example.com.
Reconciliation in Africa: Cultural traditions
A detailed research proposal for the project can be viewed here.