Religious Studies
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Brief History

The Religious Studies unit was established in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Nairobi in 1969 as part of the larger Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies under the Chairmanship of Professor Stephen Neil. In its earlier years, the composition of the academic staff was predominantly expatriate, but since the 1980’s, a strong and successful programme of Kenyanization was implemented. The Department continued to grow steadily and was split in 1980 into two separate departments: (i) Department of Philosophy and (ii) Department of Religious Studies. In 2005, the two departments were merged with the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of the College of Education and External Studies based at Kikuyu campus to form a current combined Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

 

Vision, Mission and Core Values

Vision: A respected and internationally acclaimed thematic area committed to excellence in teaching, research and the development of holistic students and society

Mission: To provide a conducive environment for scholarly articulation of wisdom, beliefs, values and ideals of humanity with a focus on how these may contribute to the quest for a just, peaceful and prosperous world

Core Values:

  • Objectivity and fairness
  • Commitment to human values
  • Quality education
  • Team work and collegiality
  • Professionalism

 

                         Head of Thematic Area

   

                               Prof Jesse Mugambi  

                                       

Members of Staff

Prof Nahashon Wamathai Ndungu

 

 

Prof Jesse N K Mugambi

 

Prof Gilbert E M Ogutu

 

Prof Waruta Douglas Wanjohi

 

 

Dr Abdulkadir Hashim

 

 

Dr Mumo Peter Mutuku

 

Dr Wachege Patrick N

 

 

Dr Wagura Prisca Muthoni

 

Dr Akaranga Stephen Ifedha

 

Dr Mwikamba Constantine

 

Ms Eugene Kiura Wangiri

 

Mr Caxton Nyahela

 

 

Mrs Mary Amolo Nyagode

 

Mrs Muriguh Rebeccah Wangui

 

 

Mr Hassan Kinyua Omari

 

 

Dr Wambua Abraham W

 

Dr Wamae Wachanga Muriuki

 

 

Ms Anangwe Kathleen Ayako

 

 

 

Service Charter

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Newsletter

The University of Nairobi Philosophy and Religious Studies Newsletter

 

Annual Report

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Contacts

Head of Department

 

Alumni

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Completed Projects    

   

 Publications

 

Journal

Thought and Practice: The Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya

 

Conference

  • The Odera-Oruka Symposium, Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st November, 2013, Goethe auditorium, the German Cultural Center, Nairobi 

 

Mainstream Consultancy

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Career in Religious Studies

Possible careers in religious studies include:

 

  • Public Service
  • Teaching
  • Social welfare
  • Counsellor
  • Youth and comunity worker