Science Journal of Sociology and Anthropology

May 2017, Volume 2017, ISSN:2276-6359

Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article


Disrespect of the Differently Abled: A Kairos for Processus and Status Confessionis? (A Phenomenological Public Theological Approach)

Dr. Olo Ndukwe

Hugh Goldie Lay/Theological Training Institution, Arochukwu, Abia State, Nigeria
Associate Research Fellow, Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology,
Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, Rep. of South Africa

doi: 10.7237/sjsa/253

Accepted on April 14, 2017; Available Online May 15, 2017


From a phenomenological engagement, this paper worries and asks if the evident increasing location, pigeonholing and restriction of the differently abled persons to the margins of public affairs in our society do not reveal that a Kairos for the people of God to declare against such prevailing state of affairs has not dawned. The objective of the paper is to plead to the Church in particular, for a rethink and a redressing of the way the human dignity of these differently abled persons are abused in African countries especially Nigeria. The paper identifies and discusses the legacies of these ungodly phenomena as well as the ways forward. It concludes and presents status confessionis as true Christian visionary pursuit of orthopraxis in the 21st Century Nigeria

Keywords:Disability, Sovereign, Social, Dehumanization, Stereotype, ProcessusConfessionis, Structuralism, Ubuntu, Transformation,Development, Nation Building

How to Cite This Article

How to Cite this Article: Dr. Olo Ndukwe, "Disrespect of the Differently Abled: A Kairos for Processus and Status Confessionis?(A Phenomenological Public Theological Approach)", Volume 2017, Article ID sjsa-278, 9 Pages, 2017, doi:10.7237/sjsa/278