|dc.description.abstract||This study examines the evangelization of the Karamojong people, the
pastoralists of East Africa. The purpose of this study is to investigate the extent
of evangelization of the Karamojong people, amidst allegation that the
Karamojong people are resistant to change.
Chapter one of this study, is a guide and offers definitions and the problem
statement. Also the subject, the purposes, relevance and methods of
investigation and presentation are explained.
Chapter two is mainly a review of the literature and other sources of information
regarding: the historical, political, cultural and religious perspectives of the
Karimojong society. These perspectives are investigated to establish whether
there is a relationship between these forces and the Karimojong evangelization
process. The narratives are important to this study because they are likely to
provide us with vital information concerning the Karimojong life and practice.
Under the historical perspectives, the historical events, which led to the present
situation is discussed. In the political perspectives, the political forces and the
political ramification in the political and social development of the Karimojong
people are discussed. Particular reference is made on the colonial era as well as
the post colonial regimes of the independent Uganda.
The negative impact created by the political forces isolated the Karamojong
people. In order to achieve a solution to their survival, transhumance as a mode
of existence was used. Militarisation of the region was introduced to curb tribal
conflict connected to raiding of cattle and the restocking of herds decimated by
either disease or cattle raiding.
In the cultural and religious section, the Karimojong's rich cultural perspective
was investigated with a view to ascertain how cultural sufluence affected the
Karimojong receptivity to new ideas.
Chapter three dwells on the impact of the forces discussed in chapter two as the
major causes of the Karimojong inhibitions to change. Chapter four refers to the
means of evangelizing the Karimojong people. Practical methods understood and
relevant to the Karimojong world-view should be used in the propagation of the
gospel. Various approaches have been highlighted in this respect.
Chapter five is the conclusion and offers recommendations as well as the brief
summary of this study. Evangelisation of the Karimojong is possible by using
holistic approach rather than the traditional missionary method of evangelism.||