The current phenomenon of Namibian African Independent Churches (NAICs) draws
attention from various people in civil society in Namibia. Although the ministries of NAICs
are engaged with activities which are unusual for Christian churches, such as healing the
people, fighting against evil spirits and power, performing certain rituals, prophesying and
leading the worship services with African Traditional Religion (ATR) as a frame of reference
in 21st century, they do have a very big influence on various aspects of society in Namibia,
which cannot be ignored. This is because those activities are familiar to the everyday lives of
Africans and in touch with their culture. With regards to this, this article focuses on the causes
of integration or harmony between the Herero culture and the NAICs.
Mashiane, Mafabo Andries Bernard(University of Pretoria, 2008-08-05)
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Schutte, Johan Leopold(University of Pretoria, 2007-12-19)
This study concluded that the Three Forms of Unity does not give the same meaning to the word “church” all the way through, since the word is used to describe both the visible and invisible sides of the church. When these ...
Kgatla, S.T. (Selaelo Thias)(Church History Society of Southern Africa, 2011)
The events prior to and after church unity between the former Dutch Reformed Church in
Africa (DRCA) and the Dutch Reformed Mission Church (DRMC) in 1994 are
perplexing because the white Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk) ...