From womb to work : a theological reflection of "child labour" in Zimbabwe.

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dc.contributor.advisor Haddad, Beverley Gail.
dc.creator Ngwenya, Sinenhlanhla Sithulisiwe. 2010-08-19T07:12:38Z 2010-08-19T07:12:38Z 2009 2009
dc.description Thesis (M.Th.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. en_US
dc.description.abstract The socio-economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is breeding poverty which forces children to drop out of school and find a way to survive. Children in Zimbabwe no longer work for extra income to spend with peers or to pay for school fees, but they work for their survival. Therefore this is a study on child labour. Zimbabwe is signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child however, all these laws are not helping to mitigate against child labour. Despite the existence of child labour in Zimbabwe there has been little theological response. The current theological debates have overlooked the suffering of children through child labour. This argument refers to both academic and church theology. The basic theological argument in this study is that in order to protect children from child labour there is need to construct a liberative theology of children which focuses on; dignity, identity, love, justice and freedom. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Child labour--Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.subject Child labour--Moral and ethical aspects. en_US
dc.subject Child labour--History--21st century. en_US
dc.subject Children in the Bible. en_US
dc.subject Children, Black--Zimbabwe--Social conditions. en_US
dc.subject Children's rights--Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.subject Children--Religious aspects--Christianity. en_US
dc.subject Liberation theology--Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.subject Theses--Theology. en_US
dc.title From womb to work : a theological reflection of "child labour" in Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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