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Our recent study on the sense of place attitudes of African migrants in Dutch society, published in the Journal of Community Psychology, suggests that educated migrants are less attached to their host country. The study reveals the negative relationship between the level of education and attachment to place among migrants of African background, with weak attachment to Dutch society expressed by educated African residents compared to those with a high school education or less educational attainment. Read More
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I am pleased to share my latest publication on the circle of place spirituality in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, co-authored with Adam Possamai, Cameron McAuliffe, and Tanya Meade of Western Sydney University School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Australia. The study is titled “Attachment to Australia, attachment to God, and quality of life outcomes among African Christian diasporas in New South Wales: A cross-sectional study.”   Firstly, what is clear about the Read More
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My first official publication on the theology of juxtaposition was finally published last week on HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, Volume 74, No 2, a4630. It was exciting to work on the paper with my long-time friend and brother in Christ, Dr Joe Miller of Southern California Seminary, USA. You can download the full paper online here. The paper basically responds to the spiritual struggles and issues associated with having a relationship experience with God by Read More
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I am excited to publish this new study on Relational Spirituality and Quality of Life, covering recent research on the topic between 2007 and 2017. Despite the contrasting views on the health benefits of spirituality, our study suggests that there is good evidence that spirituality is related to better outcomes of quality of life in the areas of psychological well-being, social relationship quality, and spiritual functioning – though this depends on the individual context and the Read More
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“Then God blessed them, and God said to them,…multiply; fill the earth…” — Gen. 1:28. After Adam had shown that he was able to produce for himself and was fruitful in the Garden of Eden (cf. Gen. 1), he was instructed to multiply and expand through the virtue of what he has produced (his fruitfulness). Last year, we tilled the earth and put our best effort to work in honor to God and humanity, striving towards Read More
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I am truly honoured to publish a joint-work on the role of place attachment in religion with Fraser Watts in the Journal of Psychology and Theology 45(3): 218-232. Dr Watts is currently the Visiting Professor in Psychology of Religion at the University of Lincoln, and previously served as Reader in Theology and Science at Cambridge University, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the University of London, Principal Psychologist at King’s College Hospital, and Senior Scientist at Read More
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It was a great delight to be part of the 41 African Studies Association of Australasia Pacific Conference at the University of Adelaide. The conference took place from the 23 – 24 of November 2017. It was exciting to give a presentation on Attachment and Quality of Life in African Diaspora in Australia. My argument was that attachment is an important psychological experience for most African migrants due to their experience of forced displacement, migration, Read More
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