Africa International University is a Christian chartered university in Nairobi Kenya. Thankfully, I have had the privileged to study at this great university for my postgraduate studies. The university has students, staff, and faculty from over 30 nations of the world. This richness of diversity here is a representative reflection of God’s diverse plan for humanity at large!
The interview link below (and photos) features some of the remarks by the Deans from the schools of the Graduate School of Theology (NEGST), Education/Art and Social Sciences, School of Economics and Business (SBE) and the Institute for the Study of African Realities (ISAR). I had an opportunity to interview them on their views on unity and diversity. This comes at a time in Kenya and Africa when nations are facing with challenges of negative ethnicity, cessation demands, and political polarization. As Christians, how should we handle our differences… Should it be the source of our of division or celebration….
Some of the Questions Asked are:
- What is culture?
- Is unity in diversity attainable or is it just good-sounding oxymorons?
- How does Christ redeem culture?
- What is the importance of celebrating our cultures, especially as Christians?
- How can we be truly biblical and truly cultural?
- How can culture be a threat to unity?
- What are some of our precious cultural values that we have lost or risk losing?
- Is true unity achievable in our world today? What are some of the ways in which Christians can promote unity in the society?
For more information on their responses, kindly follow the following links:
- Our diversities are a gift and blessing from God to be celebrated.
- Sameness is boring but God’s idea of diversity is beautiful and glorious!
- As diverse peoples and cultures we need to:
- Learn from each other,
- Tolerate each other,
- Appreciate one another, and
- Find ways of celebrating our differences.