Mining God's Way
2021 | 84pp | ISBN: 978‐1‐914454‐05‐9
Towards Mineral Resource Justice with Artisanal Gold Miners in East Africa
This study investigates dimensions of social, economic, and environmental justice in East Africa concerning artisanal and small-scale mining. It focuses on how perspectives from ordinary Christian miners’ theologies, combined with biblical theologies of justice, can be applied in practice towards development of the sector. Some of the strongest bonds in typical rural communities are found in churches and faithful Christians can be engaged in overtly faith-based initiatives towards development. The research serves as an ideal strategic approach to improving livelihoods for artisanal miners.
I am delighted that this highly informative and insightful research is now seeing the light of day. The theme of mineral resource justice, built on firm Christian foundations, is of great relevance for gospel-based mission in today's world.
Andrew Hartropp, Anglican minister, Associate Fellow of The Centre for Enterprise, Market and Ethics (Oxford)
Mining God’s Way is such a good story and I know that it will impact the lives of many informal miners who work so hard in such dangerous conditions for so little. And it will impact personal, family, community, and national economies too.
Revd. Gary Cross, Senior Pastor, Northside Community Church, Harare, Zimbabwe