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Updates from World Faith Tanzania – Visit to Neema Baptist Church 5 September , 2012

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The community of the Neema Baptist Church lives in a marginalized semi-arid rural area suffering from absolute poverty.  World Faith Tanzania conducted a one-day capacity building workshop identifying the available resources and opportunities in order to improve the community’s vulnerable living conditions.

The participants main goal was to improve their housing conditions. Most of the houses are made of straw walls and roofs which leak  during the rainy season. The aim is to build houses with tin roofs and wooden walls to protect the residents against the rain.

 

World Faith Announces New Chapter In Tanzania 22 May , 2012

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We are happy to announce the creation of a new World Faith Chapter – World Faith Tanzania! World Faith Tanzania – YOPA (Youth Power in Action), is a program established in partnership with the International Development Fraternity (IDF) Tanzania. YOPA focuses on providing college students in Tanzania with the skills they need to prevent and control the spread of HIV, and to initiate their own micro-enterprise businesses. Additional project focuses are capacity building programs, the creation of self employment as well as youth empowerment. Under the leadership of Julius M. Limbitu, National Director of World Faith Tanzania, YOPA will pursue World Faith´s mission of interfaith cooperation through community service projects. We are excited to welcome our new chapter and look forward to a fruitful cooperatio

For more information visit: http://worldfaith.org/africa/45-tanzania

 

Chaplain Meets With Tanzanian Religious Leaders 8 August , 2011

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, August 4, 2011 — – Rabbi (U.S. Navy Captain) Jon Cutler, director of Religious Affairs for Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), traveled to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, July 18 to 21, to meet with religious leaders and discuss a future trip and a regional religious leader dinner.

The visit included meetings with representatives from several faith groups, including Pentecostals, Muslims, Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, Seventh Day Adventist and Assemblies of God.

“I’m here to get a better understanding of the religious landscape of Tanzania,” said Cutler. “Religion is the very fabric of African society and we want to partner in building upon religious pluralism and diversity. The power of religion is such a significant factor in solving problems that face East Africa.”

One of several topics discussed was Cutler’s future visit to Dar es Salaam during Ramadan, the annual Islamic month of fasting.

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