MA-in-Islam-and-Christian-Muslim-Relations,-ICMR

MA in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, ICMR

Introduction

Theological institutions in Africa, as in any part of the world, make the teaching of other religions part and parcel of the theological formation of students. The extent to which a particular religion receives prominence depends largely on the environment in which the student will eventually minister.

However in the recent past the religious environment of Africa, of which Kenya is a part, has seen a growth in Islam. Muslim population in most countries today exceed those of adherents of African Traditional Religions. It is recognised that all Africans maintain a reference point with African Traditional Religions regardless of their formal religious adherence. This calls for taking the study of Islam more seriously, as is the case with African Traditional Religions. Many theological institutions seem to be beginning to recognise this.

Programme Objectives

The provision of necessary tools for Christian-Muslim positive engagement.

Doing Christian Mission in an interfaith milieu.

Appreciation of the Christian- Muslim presence in Africa and its meaning for Christian living.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree with at least an upper Second class honors; or

A Bachelor's degree with a lower Second Class Honors and two years work experience in a related field, or

A Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale (B+) or the equivalent, from an accredited University.

Duration

Two (2) years (4 Semesters).