Stories

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Pentecostal Approaches to Governance and Security.

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Brenda Bartelink wrote a report for the Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion & Diplomacy (TPNRD) in which she translates the insights from the Cultural Encounters project to inform diplomats and people working in international relations. The rapid growth of Pentecostalism is having a significant impact on individuals, communities, and indeed entire nations—especially in Africa and […]

Pentecostalism and the Coronavirus: “Wash Your Hands and Be Washed in the Blood of the Lamb”

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How do Pentecostal churches deal with the restrictions put in place to ‘flatten the curve’ of the coronavirus infection rates, what is their take on the pandemic and how does this relate to the public health and other concerns that the pandemic raises? An analysis of the sermon of the leader of the Redeemed Christian […]

Women power. Afrikaans-Nederlands design, mode en eten

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Op vrijdag 29 november 2019 was de eindpresentatie van het KIEM-project Designing the body. African-Dutch women’s narratives on health and wellbeing, een initiatief van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in samenwerking met ontwerpbureau Design that Matters en Kariboe Bibi, een centrum van en voor empowerment van Afrikaanse vrouwen in Den Haag. Geaard in Afrika en geland in […]

Designing the Body – Lets meet!

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    On September 22nd the first workshop in the project Designing the Body, entitled Let’s Meet will take place in The Hague.  The project team is looking forward to welcoming many women there.           ‘Designing the Body’ is a project with, by and for African-Dutch women in which stories are […]

An embodied education

Jelle Wiering /

An Embodied Education  I’m sitting in the corner of a classroom, watching five actors getting ready for their upcoming play. There is some tension among the actors and they appear a bit nervous. Each of them has her or his own way of preparing. Meanwhile, I am just looking around, observing the classroom: the tables […]

Designing the body. African-Dutch women’s narratives on health and wellbeing

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Credits: Gabriela Bustamante  Brenda Bartelink, researcher in our research team, has obtained a grant for a research and design project in which the stories of African-Dutch women are central. The lives and bodies of African-Dutch women in the Netherlands are often discussed in terms of problems around female circumcision, rushed or forced marriages or particular […]