Category Archives: Elina Hankela

Louvain Studies special issue on ‘relation, vulnerability, love’

by Lieve Orye Several treads of thought woven at the conference in 2016 have been rewoven into paper and digital format. A Louvain Studies issue has been published recently with contributions of several keynote speakers and respondents. Under the menu … Continue reading

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Where liberalist method and ethnography meet

Excerpts taken from “Ethnographic Research Through a Liberationist Lens: Ethical Reflections on Fieldwork” written by Elina Hankela. (Missionalia, 43(2), 195-217) The condition of truth is to allow the suffering to speak. It doesn’t mean that those who suffer have a … Continue reading

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Being human ‘on the ground’: ‘reality Ubuntu’

Excerpt taken from Ubuntu, Migration and Ministry. Being Human in a Johannesburg Church (2014), p.387-388, written by Elina Hankela. “Can you imagine what would happen in this world if we accepted that fact about ourselves – that whether we like … Continue reading

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Human uniqueness and the African spirit of Ubuntu

  The academic ubuntu discourse presents an ethic of ubuntu as one that treasures a set of relational qualities or virtues that contribute to certain kinds of human relationships that reflect interdependence in community: openness to others, affirming others (e.g. … Continue reading

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