Religion

SHEIKH KAFUMBA KONNEH’S DEATH: A MINDER THAT THE DEAD DO SPEAK

The airwaves and newspapers of Liberia carried the sudden and shocking news that Sheikh Kafumba Konneh died last Monday, July 20, 2015. In typical Islamic tradition, his funeral was quickly arranged for the next Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The funeral rites for this illustrious statesman, Islamic scholar and leader were held at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in central Monrovia, about 4 pm. An array of religious leaders, government officials and a host of ordinary Liberians and foreigners were there to pay their last respects to this noble man of the land.

THE NECESSITY OF REFORMS AND THEIR ATTENDANT COSTS: A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE (PART THREE): SUGGESTIONSS FOR REFORMS

In this third article of the series centered on the indispensability of reforms, from time to time, of individuals, institutions, and nations, particular attention is drawn to some key suggestions on how to go about the business of reforms. How may one go about the difficult, delicate and yet necessary act of reforming people and their institutions? What can be learnt from others to aid in the awesome engagement of reforms? What methods are to be avoided? Let us examine below.

THE NECESSITY OF REFORMS AND THEIR ATTENDANT COSTS: A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE (PART TWO): WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT REFORMS

The focus of this second article of the series centered on the indispensability of reforms, from time to time, of individuals, Institutions, and nations, is on what the Bible has to teach us on reforms and how to carry them out. Various words are used to describe the concept of reform or the attempts to correct and make persons, things and institutions better. These words are transformation, revolution, renaissance, renewal, invigoration, rejuvenation, and revitalization.

THE NECESSITY OF REFORMS AND THEIR ATTENDANT COSTS: A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE (PART ONE): WHAT A REFORM IS AND ITS TYPES

In recent times in Liberia, Minister George K. Werner has caused a stir and a panic among many Liberians with his proposal to close down schools, nullify all credits earned by students for promotion and introduce a new academic calendar year. All this is done in the name of reforming our rotten educational system. The House of Representatives has summoned him and the debate is likely to widen over what he intends to do and the House’s rejection of it and what is to go in its place.

LOYALTY—A KEY REQUIREMENT FOR SUCCESSFUL LIVING - (PART FOUR): THE DANGER OF LOYALTY TO THE WRONG PERSONS AND CAUSES

The focus this fourth article of the series centered on the necessary requirement of loyalty is on the danger or harm that can accrue from being loyal to the wrong persons and causes. The premise of this article is that being committed to the wrong persons and causes is worse than being not committed or loyal to anyone or cause at all. How is this so? Let us explore below. The third article on the great habit of having and maintaining the right and true kind of loyalty made the following points:

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