A History of the Quaker Movement in Africa

Front Cover
I. B. Tauris, Feb 15, 1995 - Religion - 168 pages
This study explores the absorption of Western religious ideas into African religious traditions, the emergence of independent African churches and religious movements, and their connection with political protest. The Friends African Mission, an offshoot of the evangelical revival in Britain and America in the late 19th century, took root among the Luyia people of Western Kenya. Quaker doctrines found a particular resonance with indigenous religion and spirituality but also divided African Quakers.

The author considers the work carried out in education, agriculture, industrial training and health care by the Society of Friends, and charts the development of an independent church (finally established in 1963). She traces the developing relationship between African Quakers and the emerging African nationalist movements, and the colonial administration.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Background to the Quaker Mission to Kenya
Friends Africa Mission
The Church under African Leadership

3 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information