Bela Kalumbete hails from Tanzania. He holds a Masters of Divinity degree in Intercultural Studies from Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, New York. Over the years, he has addressed the subject of subject of Christian missions with the Africa Inland Mission (Pearl River, New York) as it relates to African cultural values. He has engaged in Religious Understanding sessions in Hartford CT to discuss various themes of ethical and relational matters in religious circles. He has participated in symposiums that sought to know how to teach inter-religious Understanding in American higher learning institutions (Hartford, CT). He has made talks on the African practice of Utu in churches a practice that emphasizes on the commonality of all humans regardless of their religious, racial and ethnic differences. He has presented a paper on Building Healthy Inter-religious Communities in the US at the NAAAS conference in Houston, Texas (2005). Bela is a member of the National Association of National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates.
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