Strategies for local Anglican churches to alleviate rural poverty in Igboland, Nigeria.

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dc.contributor.advisor De Gruchy, Steve M.
dc.creator Maduka, Johnson Obiora.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-16T11:02:55Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-16T11:02:55Z
dc.date.created 2002
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/3431
dc.description Thesis (M.Th.)-University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2002. en
dc.description.abstract This research project concerns the role that local Anglican Churches can play in alleviating poverty in rural Nigeria. After a brief overview of the political, economic and social background of Nigeria, the first chapter considers the causes and impact of rural poverty in Nigeria. The paper then defends a theological vision for rural development, identifying four key elements, namely stewardship, empowerment, self-reliance and the mobilization of local assets. In the final chapter, the paper argues that a combination of agriculture and micro-enterprise, in the form of small agricultural business, provides the most practical contribution the Church can make. A number of such business opportunities such as garri processing and livestock farming are considered. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Poverty--Economic aspects--Nigeria. en
dc.subject Poverty--Religious aspects--Christianity. en
dc.subject Church work with the poor--Nigeria. en
dc.subject Anglican Church of Nigeria. en
dc.subject Theses--Theology. en
dc.subject Poverty--Religious aspects--Nigeria. en
dc.title Strategies for local Anglican churches to alleviate rural poverty in Igboland, Nigeria. en
dc.type Thesis en

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