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Faculty of Theology and Religion

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NetACT (the network for African congregational theology)

 NetACT AGM and Library Portal Workshop held at Scott Christian University, Machakos, Kenya, 3-7 July 2017


NetACT is the Network for African Congregational Theology, a network of individual theological networks operating on a post-secondary level and that had their origin in the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is their website: The partnership of 38 African theological colleges, seminaries, and theology faculties at universities, are formed into 4 clusters, each of which is anchored by a major South African university (Stellenbosch, Pretoria, Free State, and North West) and a major Kenyan university (African International University, Daystar, St Paul's, and International Leadership University). The theological institutions are based in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi and Uganda (14 countries in total). 

NetACT Annual General Meeting

In 2017 they held their annual general meeting from 3-7 July in Kenya.. More than 40 institutions were present at the meeting. Four regional clusters were represented at the meeting. This network provides an opportunity for the faculty of Theology and the department of Practical Theology to be involved in the further development of theology on the African continent.

The following institutions are part of NetACT (Central): 

  • Faculty of Theology, University of Livingstonia (Malawi) 
  • Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State (South Africa) 
  • International Leadership University (Kenya) 
  • Justo Mwale Theological University College (Zambia) 
  • Morija Theological Seminary (Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa)
  • Nile Theological College (South Sudan) 
  • Religious Institute - Ethiopian Full Gospel Believers’ Church (Ethiopia) 

NetACT Internet Portal (NIP)

The two main programs are currently community development (what impact can an institution and its courses have on the surrounding community?) and libraries, with the development of the NetACT Internet Portal (NIP). The portal will be a central space where users from all 40 partners can access digital library resources, and also various learning and teaching guides on topics such as study skills (for students) or how to develop a syllabus (for staff).


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