Civic Education workshop for Pastors, Teachers and Youth Leaders
Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN), hosted a Civic Education workshop for pastors, teachers and youth leaders. The overall objective of this workshop was to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to actively involve themselves in Namibia’s democratic process.
The workshop further aimed to examine the extent to which religious conviction should inform the exercise of political power. The role and influence of religion in the public sphere continues to be contested and has important implications for civic education in a democracy.
Religion makes valuable contributions to civic participation and religiously grounded beliefs should be fully welcome in political decision-making. For many citizens, religious commitment and civic participation are deeply interwoven. The workshop was attended by a total of 23 individuals from Rundu, Nkurenkuru and Oniipa.