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THE CHRISTIAN / MUSLIM CONNECTION AND THEIR POINT OF DEPARTURE

The Christian /Muslim Connection and their Point of Departure... By P. Felix Miheso Shivanda Introduction Islam is one among the three major monotheistic religions in the world, who claim to have a common ancestor, Abraham as the foundation of their faith. The rise of Islam has mixed influence on both Christians and Muslims. The occurrences in the day today unfolding comes with its challenges amidst the branding of Islam as a terrorist religion and that brand is stuck and it will take long time to be purified.
The Meaning of Islam The term ‘Islam’ comes from the Arabic word Salam which means peace.Arabic 'islām, submission, from 'aslama, to surrender, resign oneself, from Syriac 'ašlem, to make peace, surrender, derived stem of šlem, to be complete; see šlm in Semitic roots.According to Mvumbi, says,  “With time it came to acquire the current meaning that is submission to the will of Allah (God). Islam means peace attained through voluntary self-surrender to God. Therefore, a Mu…

EDUCATION AS KEY FOR TRANSFORMING AND CURBING NEGATIVE ETHNICITY

4.1.2. Education as key to transform Kenyans from Negative ethnicity Introduction The post-election violence in Kenya made the Kenyans to think deeply and critically by seriously examining the role of education in transforming society to a better-quality interrelationship of multi-ethnic community. For a long time, Kenya’s position as haven for peace in the region is under deep question more so the events of  post-election violence  badly dented the image and the pride that Kenya had  as a peaceful haven in the great lake region.
Kahiga in his take on reconciliation through justice and Peace builds up his take on education as an element of emancipation and empowerment, from grassroots to the top echelons indicate that quality relational transformation is the true goal for education, to completely eradicate the stereotype and ignorance of unknown fears of war. Our vision, philosophy, education has crumbled to ground zero and it has to start afresh again in an endless dialectical process o…