Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Matsaneng, Aupa Stephen email@example.com URN etd-07012009-090903 Document Title The traumatic experience that causes women wearing black garments to be excluded from the body of Christ : a challenge to pastoral care Degree MA(Theol) Department Practical Theology Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Prof M J Masango Supervisor Keywords
- Black African widows
- pastoral care
Date 2009-09-01 Availability unrestricted Abstract
My focus on this research is based on the Black African widows who find difficulties, in action and rejection from the Church after the death of their partners. I am aware that the subject had been dealt with in the past by the late Rev T.B.S.Mnisi and expresses her point of departure from the woman perspective. Iím coming from the background where these practices have affected me and challenged my ministry
As an African minister experiences had clouded our behavior and judgment especially to issues that are violent, abusive and harmful to women. Iím fully aware that being a product of patriarchal structure raises eyebrows, but it will help others to take care of widows in such a way that they are included in the community. The way the widows are treated from the church, raises questions that challenges the Pastoral care. The challenges lie on whether the cloth causes people to be stigmatized and isolated.
Therefore the findings of the research will enable the church and Pastoral caregivers to undo the wrongs that were done in the past and continue in the present. The author will use Sesotho influence to help in the method of doing Pastoral care in the Swazi context.
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