BOOK DONATION TO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY LIBRAY BY THE DEPARTMENT ON FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2019
LECTURE BY PROF JONATHAN BONK, 30TH OCTOBER 2019 AT BSSC CONFERENCE ROOM 012 FROM 2.00 – 4.30PM
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LECTURE BY PROF JONATHAN BONK, 30TH OCTOBER 2019 AT BSSC CONFERENCE ROOM 012 FROM 2.00 – 4.30PM
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A CHARITY EVENT VISIT TO THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR-NYUMBA YA WAZEE - IN KASARANI ON 10TH MARCH, 2019 BY STUDENTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
A CHARITY EVENT VISIT TO THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR-NYUMBA YA WAZEE - IN KASARANI ON 10TH MARCH, 2019 BY STUDENTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Conference Held On 31st May At KUCC Sponsored By The Islamic Cultural Council And Hosted By The Department Of Philosophy & Religious Studies
Conference Held On 31st May At KUCC Sponsored By The Islamic Cultural Council And Hosted By The Department Of Philosophy & Religious Studies
LECTURE BY PROF JONATHAN BONK, 30TH OCTOBER 2019 AT BSSC CONFERENCE ROOM 012 FROM 2.00 – 4.30PM
A CHARITY EVENT VISIT TO THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR-NYUMBA YA WAZEE - IN KASARANI ON 10TH MARCH, 2019 BY STUDENTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
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Title/Qualifications: Dr, (Ph.D. Islamic Studies; MA, B.Ed. (Arts)
Department/Unit/Section: Philosophy And Religious Studies
Contact Address: Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, P. O. Box 43844,00100 Nairobi
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Position: Senior Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Islamic Studies, Islamic education
Research Interests: Religion and Culture; Gender and Education; Christian-Muslim Relations
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6987-7423

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Publications

Referred Journals

  • Co-authored with: Muthoni Mainah, Jenifer Bagelman, Josephine Gitome, Priscila Ndegwa, Terresa Mwoma, Jacqueline Kituko, Newton Kahumbi, , 2021. “Placenta Disposal Rituals Among Somali Refugees in Dadaab Camp.” International Journal of Arts and Commerce (IJA). Volume 10 No. 6 July 2021 Issue 3 – 2021, pp.58 – 62; ijac.org.uk; ISSN: 1929-7106
  • Co-authored with: Teresa Mwoma, Jacqueline Kituku, Josephine Gitome, Newton Kahumbi, Priscila Ndegwa, Muthoni Mainah, Jen Bagelman 2021. “Role of traditional birth attendants in providing pre and postnatal care to mothers in refugee camps: a case of Ifo Camp Dadaab Kenya.” International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth. Volume 7 Issue 3 – 2021, pp.58 – 62; https://medcraveonline.com/IPCB/IPCB-07-00229.pdf
  • 2020. “The Shirazi Civilisation and its Impact on the East African Coast” (UTAFITI Journal of African Perspectives, Brill Nv, Leiden, 2020); & December, 2019, Volume 14.2. College of Humanities University of Dar es Salaam. ISSN (p) 0856096X, ISSN (e) 2683-6408
  • Challenges of teaching Islamic Studies by Non-Muslims in Kenyan Tertiary institutions, in Tangaza Journal of Theology and Mission, 2013/1. Paulines Publication Africa, pp. 54-67, ISBN 99-08-843-1
  • Role of women religious leaders in managing and resolving ethnic conflicts in Kenya: the case of the Rural Women Peace Link, in CHEMCHEMI, International Journal of School of Humanities & Social Sciences, vol.5, N0 1,  pp.85-104, ISBN:1563-1028
  • The Interface between Religion & Culture: Constraints to Muslim Girls’ Access to Secondary School Education in Kenya, in  Annual Review of Islam in South Africa (ARISA), Issue  N0.9, 2006-7. Centre for Contemporary Islam, University of Cape Town, pp.46-52.
  • Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism, in African Ecclesial Review (AFER), December 2001 – Vol. 43 N0. 6, pp. 279-295.

Books and Books Chapters

  • “Freedom of Religion – Individual and Collective as perceived by the Kenyan State” in Freedom of Religion at Stake by Dion A. Forster, Elisabeth Gerle & Goran Gunner (eds.) Pickwick Publications, 2019, pp.65 – 87
  • “A History of Christian - Muslim Relations in Kenya, 1963 – 2015” in Gordon, L. Heath & David K. Tarus (eds.) Christian Responses to Terrorism; The Kenyan Experience. Eugene, Oregon Pickwick Publications, pp. 12 -32.
  • 2015. Role of Women in Ethnic Conflict Management and Resolution in Kenya, by Newton Kahumbi Maina Scholars’ Press, Omni Scriptum, GmbH & Co.KG, Germany, ISBN 978-3-639-76868-8.
  • 2011. Islamic Influence on Education in Africa: Sampling Islamic influence of interpretations on girls’ access to secondary school education in Mombasa and Kwale districts, Kenya, by Newton Kahumbi Maina. Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-8443-3421-0
  • “Interpretation of the Qur’an and its Influence in Girls’ Access to Secondary School Education in Kenya”, in John Shiundu, et al (eds.) Contemporary Development Issues in Kenya, Vol. 1. OSSREA, Kenya Chapter, pp.79-92.
  • “Christian – Muslim Dialogue in Kenya”, in Grace Wamue & M.M. Theuri (eds.) Quests for Integrity in Africa. Nairobi: Acton Publishers, pp.171-184.
  • “Causes and Dimensions of Conflict from an Islamic Perspective”, in Mary N.Getui & Wasye-Musyoni (eds.) Overcoming Violence: a Faith Based Response. Nairobi: NCCK, pp. 165-179.
  • “The Status of Muslim Women in Kenya”, in Mary, N.Getui & M.M.Theuri (eds.) Quests for Abundant Life in Africa. Nairobi: Acton Publishers, pp.198-216.
  • “Muslim Women and Politics in Kenya”, in Mary, N. Getui & E. Obeng’ (eds.) Theology of Reconstruction: Some Exploratory Essays. Nairobi: Acton Publishers, pp.136-150.

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers

Conference Papers

  • “The Qur’anic teaching as a paradigm of harmonious interfaith relations between Muslims and Christians in Kenya”, in Papers Presented during the International Symposium on Qur’an and Contemporary Issues (4th – 5th June, 2011), Cultural Council of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, pp.301-313.
  • “Islamophobia among Christians and its challenge in entrenchment of Kadhi courts in  Kenya”, in Constitutional Review in Kenya and Kadhi courts, edited by Abdulkader Tayob & Joseph Wandera, Centre for Contemporary Islam, University of Cape Town, pp.49-55.
  • “The Historical roots of conflicts between Christians and Muslims in Kenya”, in Mvumbi, F.N (ed.) Interfaith Dialogue: Towards a Culture of Working Together. AMECEA, Catholic University of Eastern Africa  pp.77-99
  • “Christian-Muslim Relations in Kenya”, in Muhammad Bakari, M & S.S. Yahya (eds.) Islam in Kenya: Proceedings of the National Seminar on Contemporary Islam in Kenya, MEWA Publications, pp.116-141.
  • “The Role of the Madrasa System in Muslim Education in Kenya”, in Muhammad Bakari, M. & S. S. Yahya (eds.) 1995. Islam in Kenya: Proceedings of the National Seminar on Contemporary Islam in Kenya. MEWA Publications, pp. 323-339.

Other Publications

  • Christian-Muslim Relations in Kenya: An Examination of Issues of Conflict, in  CSIC PAPERS AFRICA. Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. No.17, January, Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham, U.K

Research

  • Digital Innovation & Maternal Health for Migrant Mothers Network: Maternal Care in Dadaab Refugee Camps 2020 – Ongoing Research Digital Innovation & Maternal Health for Migrant Mothers Network, Co-Investigator
  • PhD Research work on the topic: “The Influence of the Interpretations of Islam on Girl's Access to Secondary School Education in Mombasa and Kwale Districts, Kenya", completed 2003
  • Research Assistant on African Academy of Science Research: Research Priorities for the Education of Girls and Women: "The Contribution of Religious Networks to Female Education in Kenya", Coordinated by Dr. Teresia Hinga, completed in 1994.
  • Research for the Master of Arts (MA) thesis entitled:Muslim Education in Kenya with Special Reference to Madrasa System in Nairobi", completed in 1993.

Dr. Tadayo Kibaba Makokha
Chairperson
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies


News & Events

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS FORUM WITH DEPRATMENTAL STAFF, TUESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2019

13 November 2019

The Department of Philosophy held two core activities with its postgraduate students on Tuesday 5th November, 2019 from 9.00am, in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)Boardroom. First, was...

LECTURE BY PROF JONATHAN BONK, 30TH OCTOBER 2019 AT BSSC CONFERENCE ROOM 012 FROM 2.00 – 4.30PM

06 November 2019

The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies hosted Prof. Jonathan Bonk who delivered a Lecture on Dictionary of African Christian Biography on 30th October 2019 at Kenyatta University Main Campus...

LECTURE BY PROF JONATHAN BONK, 30TH OCTOBER 2019 @ BSSC CONFERENCE ROOM 012 FROM 2.00 – 4.30PM

16 October 2019

The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies will host Prof. Jonathan Bonk who will deliver a Lecture on Dictionary of African Christian Biography on 30th October 2019 at BSSC, Conference...

BOOK DONATION TO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY BY THE DEPARTMENT ON FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2019

24 September 2019

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies held a book donation session on Friday 13th September at the Department where more than 200 books were donated to Kenyatta University Library....

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