Fulani in Ghana: Emerging Mission Possibilities and Approaches

Haruna Yussif MogtariORCID iD 

Issue: Vol.6  No.5 August 2020 Article 1 pp. 257-263
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/erats.2020083    |   Published online 17th August 2020.
© 2020 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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The Fulani in Ghana for decades have largely remained unengaged in mission work. The factors that have hindered any meaningful engagement by the Church among this widely spread people group in West Africa are several and include the perennial farmer-herder conflicts, prejudice, stereotype, and fear of the Fulani among indigenous people. These factors have for a long time made it appear impossible for the Church to become a witness among the Fulani in Ghana. This research first, explores the few mission attempts made by some mission agencies. To evangelise the Fulani, the research work secondly examines the challenges associated with Christian mission among the Fulani and the difficulties faced by the Fulani in their daily lives with their cattle. Thirdly, the paper investigates emerging mission possibilities and approaches among the Fulani as a nomadic group. The framework that allows one to explore these possibilities holistically are the Five Marks of Global Mission as outlined in Mission in 21st Century; Exploring the Five Marks of Global Mission. Lastly, the research highlights the importance of contextualization in mission, especially that the Fulani must essentially hear, understand, and respond to the Gospel in their native language, Fulfulde.

Keywords: Stigmatized Fulani, Conflict, Five Marks of Global Missions

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Haruna Yussif Mogtari, MA/MT is a Researcher and Missionary among the Fulani in West Africa. He is the Director of Step Missions International (SMI) in Nalerigu, North East Region of Ghana. He also heads the Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, Ghana.

Mogtari, Haruna Y., “Fulani in Ghana: Emerging Mission Possibilities and Approaches.” E-Journal of Religious and Theological Studies 6, no 5 (2020): 257-263. https://doi.org/10.38159/erats.2020083

© 2020 The Author(s). Published and Maintained by Noyam Publishers. This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).