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
Departmental Seminar Held On 18th June 2019 At The School Of Humanities Boardroom
Brief on the Departmental Seminar Held on 12th March School of Humanities & Social Sciences Boardroom.
LECTURE BY PROF JONATHAN BONK, 30TH OCTOBER 2019 AT BSSC CONFERENCE ROOM 012 FROM 2.00 – 4.30PM
1st Student Presents during Cultural and Scientific Impact on Extremism and Radicalism Conference
2nd Student Presents during Cultural and Scientific Impact on Extremism and Radicalism Conference
3rd Student Presents during Cultural and Scientific Impact on Extremism and Radicalism Conference
4th Student Presents during Cultural and Scientific Impact on Extremism and Radicalism Conference
5th Student Presents during Cultural and Scientific Impact on Extremism and Radicalism Conference
Omar presents during Cultural and Scientific Impact on Extremism and Radicalism Conference
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

Funded Projects

  • 2021, Co-Investigator in Digital Innovation & Maternal Health for Migrant Mothers Network: Maternal Care in Dadaab Refugee Camps 2020 – Ongoing Research Partnership between Researchers in Kenyatta University and New Castle University, UK
  • 2004, Principal Researcher in an OSSREA Funded Research Project entitled: “Women Religious Leaders as Actors in Ethnic Conflict Management and Resolution in Nakuru and Uasin-Gishu Districts, Kenya”, completed in 2004.
  • 1999, Principal Researcher in OSSREA Funded Research Project entitled: "The Impact of Islam on Women's Political Mobilization in Kenya", completed in 1999.
  • OSSREA 1998 (10th Gender Issues Research Competition) Award for the topic: "The Impact of Islam on Women's Political Mobilization in Kenya".
  • CODESRIA 1996 Ph.D. Small Grants Award for Thesis Writing for the topic: "The Influence of Interpretations of Islam on Girls' Access to Secondary School Education in Mombasa and Kwale Districts, Kenya".

Conference/Workshops/Seminars Attended

Conferences Attended

  • 2023 (13th October). Workshop on “Digital Innovation & Maternal Health Care for Migrant Mothers Network” research workshop sponsored by Kenyatta University and Newcastle University, Utalii Hotel Narobi.
  • 2023 (30th June). “Migrant Mothers Maternal Health Care workshop sponsored by Kenyattta University and Newcastle University, Lamada Hotel, Thika Road, Narobi
  • 2023 (17th – 19th January). “Conceptual Islamic Perspectives on Radicalism Extremism vis-à-vis the Muslim Praxis and Human Dignity” in Academic Conference & Exchange on African Discourses & Research on Religion and Human Dignity, Tangaza University College 17th – 19th January 2023
  • 2021 (19th & 20th May). International Congress on Midwifery and Maternal Health, Webinar. Paper presented: “Family Planning as a Determining Factor in Preference to Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) among Somali Community in Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya”
  • 2021 (3rd & 4th February), Conference on Digital Innovation & Maternal Health Care for Migrant Mothers Network Maternal Care in Dadaab Refugee Camps. Paper presented: “Family Planning as a Determinant for Preference to Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) among Somali Community in Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya”. Kenyatta University
  • 2020 (24th December 2020), Interreligious Dialogue Webinar Virtual Conference - Jesus in the Holy Quran. Sponsored by Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran Nairobi – Kenya. Paper presented “Jesus as a point of convergence between Muslims and Christians”.
  • 2002 (15th –16th August), EATWOT (Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians) National Conference, Pauls’ Theological College Limuru. Paper Presented: “The Role of Religious Women in Ethnic Conflict Management and Resolution in Kenya”.
  • 2020 (4th June). “Justice in Imam Khomeini’s Reflection” in Webinar Virtual Conference sponsored by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Nairobi - Kenya. Paper presented: “Justice in the viewpoint of Imam Khomeini (R.A)”.
  • 2020 (3rd June). Webinar Conference. Paper presented: “The Occupation of Palestine from the viewpoint of Imam Khomeini (R.A) and Human Rights”.
  • 2019 (31st May), Conference on the Palestinian Question & its Relevance to the Struggle for Human Rights, Kenyatta University sponsored by the Cultural Council, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran – Nairobi, Kenyatta University. Paper presented: “Islamic Republic of Iran and its interventions in the Palestinian Question”.
  • 2018 (9th -10th October), International Conference on Religious Extremism and Violence in Africa: Reviewing the Practice of Intervention & Inter-Religious Dialogue, Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR), Hekima University, College, Nairobi, Kenya. Paper presented: “It has nothing to do with Religion: Interpretation of the teaching of Islam to justify Religious Radicalism, Extremism and Terrorism”.
  • 2018 (14th April), Conference on Historical Cultural and Knowledge Exchange Relations between Iran and East Africa, University of Dar es Salaam. Paper presented: “The Shirazi Civilization and its Impact on the East African Ethnic Units and the Continuity of Relations after the fall of the Shiraz government”.
  • 2018 (3rd February), Joint Symposium by the Cultural Council of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Tangaza University College. Paper presented: “The Saviour of humanity through the divine perspective of Abrahamic religions: A Christian Perspective”.
  • 2017 (2nd November), Conference on Cultural & Scientific Impact on Extremism & Radicalism at Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Sponsored by the Cultural Council, Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran, Kenya. Paper presented: “The Implications of Terrorism on Freedom of Religion in Kenya”,
  • 2017 (4th September), Tangaza University College, Muslims and Monastics in Dialogue – Christian Muslim Dialogue in Africa. Paper presented: “Some Aspects on the status of Christian-Muslim Dialogue in Kenya”.
  • 2017 (4th April), Many Modernities – “Freedom of Religion in Different Settings, Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies (STIAS), Stellenbosch, South Africa. Paper presented: “Freedom of Religion: Individual and Collective as Perceived by the Kenyan State”.
  • 2016 (16th -17th May), Apostles of Jesus Seminary Symposium, Apostles of Jesus Scholasticate, “Contemporary Islamic Fundamentalism as a Challenge to Christian Evangelization”. Paper presented: “Religious Fundamentalism a threat to Evangelization”.
  • 2016 (6th March), The Second Session on Interreligious Dialogue and Globalization, Confucius Centre, University of Nairobi. Paper presented: “Religious pluralism and tolerance between Christians and Muslims in Kenya”.
  • 2015 (6th June), the 26th Anniversary of the sad demise of the Founder of Islamic Revolution, at the Park road Shia Mosque Nairobi. Sponsored by the Cultural Council, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Nairobi. Paper presented: “Intolerance as an emerging threat to global peace and security: Lessons from some gleanings of Imam Khomeini (R.A)”.
  • 2015(7th June), The Nubuwwah (Prophethood) Conference, Jaffery Islamic Centre, Lavington, Nairobi, sponsored by Shia Asna Ashri Jamaat. Paper presented: “A Christian understanding of Prophethood as basis of Dialogue between Christians and Muslims”.
  • 2015 (15th March), Scientific Conference onRadicalism, Islam and World Peace” Sponsored by Cultural Council of the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in cooperation with the University of Nairobi, University of Nairobi. Paper presented: “Conceptual Islamic Perspectives on Radicalism and Extremism vis-à-vis the Muslim Praxis”,
  • 2014 (10th May), Muslim –Christian Relations in East Africa; Contemporary Challenges and Perspectives for the Future, Tangaza University College. Paper presented: “Historical Contextualization of Muslim- Christian Relations in East Africa”.
  • 2013 (2nd August), Quds Day: The Turning Point of Islamic Awakening, Pride in Centre, Westlands, Nairobi, sponsored by the Cultural Council, Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran, Nairobi. Paper presented: “Violation of Human Rights in Occupied Palestinian Territories”.
  • 2013 (11th – 12th May), “Establishing & Sustaining the Culture of Co-existence and Mutual understanding”, Addis Ababa Ethiopia,
  • 2011 (1st – 2nd October), 5th International Conference for the Support of Palestine, Tehran Iran.
  • 2011 (June (4th – 5th), International Symposium on Qur’an and Contemporary Issues, University of Nairobi/Cultural Council, Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran. Paper presented: “The Qur’anic teaching as a paradigm of harmonious interfaith relations between Muslims and Christians”.
  • 2010 (16th – 18th November), 2010 East Africa Universities Pre-Games International Symposium, Kenyatta University. Paper presented: “The Nexus between Islam and Gender in sports: Implications for Muslim women in Kenya”.
  • 2010 (20th March), Kadhi Courts in Kenya, Differing Perspectives, St Paul’s University and Centre of Contemporary Islam University of Cape Town. Paper presented: “Islamophobia among Christians and Its Challenges in entrenchment of Kadhi courts in Kenya”.
  • 2009 (4th – 5th March), the 4th International Conference in Support of Palestine, March 2009 Tehran, Iran. Paper prepared for the Cultural Council, Islamic Republic of Iran, “Reflections on the 4th International Conference in Support of Palestine”
  • 2008 (12th – 14th November), International Conference on Waqf and Islamic Civilization, Isfahan Iran. Paper: “Continuity and Change in the Legal Regulations of Waqf in Kenya: Opportunities and Challenges”.
  • 2008 (28th June), Contested Space: Conflict, Religion & Politics in Africa, St. Paul’s University, Limuru. Paper presented: “Conflict, Religion and Politics in Africa: The Rise of Political Islam in Kenya”.
  • 2008 (21st – 23rd May), Interfaith Dialogue: Towards a Culture of Working Together, Catholic Univers Paper presented: “Conflicts between Christians and Muslims in Kenya: The Historical Roots of Contemporary Situation”.
  • 2007 (17th -19th August), International Conference on Developing Waqf Institutions for Sustainable Development, Cape Town South Africa. Paper presented: “The Wakf Commissioners Act (Cap 109): Regulatory Perspectives and Impediments to the Growth of the Waqf Institution in Kenya”.
  • 2006 (1st – 3rd September), International Islamic Symposium in Southern Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa. Paper presented: “The Interface between Religion & Culture: Constraints to Muslim Girls’ Access to Secondary School Education in Kenya”.
  • 2006 (1st - 3rd August), Regional Conference on Islam in Eastern Africa, Kenyatta University. Paper presented: “Challenges and Trends in Teaching of Islamic Religious Education in Kenyatta University”.
  • 2005 (23rd – 31st March), The 19th World Congress on International Association of History of Religion (IAHR), Takanawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo Japan. Paper presented: “The Role of Women Religious Leaders in Ethnic Conflict Management and Resolution in Kenya: The Case of Rural Women Peace Link”.
  • 2000 (31st August – 1st September), EATWOT National Conference, Dimese Centre, Karen, Nairobi. Paper presented: “Islamic Fundamentalism: A Reality or a Creation of the Media”?
  • 2001 (28th – 30th March), OSSREA National Conference on “Poverty, Literacy, Health and Environmental Issues in Kenya”, Stem Hotel Nakuru.
  • 1998 (28th July – 1st August), EATWOT National Conference, Resurrection Gardens, Nairobi, Paper Presented: "Muslim Women in the Era of Political Pluralism in Kenya: A Theological                                                             Perspective”.
  • 1999 (25th – 26th August), EATWOT, National Conference, Watakatifu Wote, Ngong’, Kenya. Paper Presented: “The Concept of Islamic Welfare State and its Relevance to Development for Muslims in Kenya”.
  • 1999 (28th – 29th July), AASR (Association of African Study of Religions), Amani Conference Centre, Nairobi.
  • 1994 (27th May), EATWOT National Conference, Ufungamano House, Nairobi. Paper presented: “Women in Islam: Some Reflections on the Status of Muslim Women in Kenya”.
  • 1994 (22nd – 24th April), Islam in Kenya Conference, Islamic Centre, Mombasa. Papers Presented: (a) “Christian-Muslim Relations in Kenya (b) “The Role of Madrasa System in Kenya”.
  • 1994 (6th – 10th April), ATIEA (Association of Theological Institutions in Eastern Africa) Conference, Kampala, Uganda, 6th -10th Paper Presented: “Christian-Muslim Relations in Kenya: An Examination of Issues”.

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


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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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