Decolonizing Aid: The Use of Language and Lexicon

Published By UNNGOF |  November 13, 2022

What has been the influence of Christianity on the psychological development in the Global South and how does this legacy translate? Stockphrase: Bible and the gun. The colonial powers used the gun and the Missionaries waged psychological warfare.

Did this steer towards a deeper psychological insubordination and how can we use language to reverse the deeper psychological impact?

In many parts of Africa, different religions were aligned to different tribes e.g. in Uganda, the Baganda in the Central region became Anglican Christians. Did Christianity bridge ethnolinguistic differences or strengthened them?

Is there a need for the Church to first and foremost decolonize its own institutional structures even before decolonizing aid? There are structural constraints within the Church – quite hierarchical and patriarchal.

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