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L' implantation missionnaire au Congo-RDC : de l' assistance à l'autonomie financière. Une approche socio-historique

Abstract : This thesis focuses the missionary presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo under the Belgian rule towards the end of the Sixth Century. We seek to understand bow this Church came to be financially dependent by looking at the different causes or exogenous and endogenous as well as the roots of this phenomenon within the context of the colonial policy. From the beginning, it has received State subsidies and enjoyed other significant advantages including large tracts of land. Ever since the native hierarchy has taken over, i.e. as from the decolonization, this Church has been unable to support itself and has been obliged constantly seek external aid from western financial bodies in order to meet its needs. But in the light of the current western sociocultural context (decline of religious practices, financial crises worldwide ... ) such a financial extraversion is no longer comforting. Ali things considered, long accustomed as it was to be assisted, this Congolese Church now needs to develop a new course of action through which it will be able to find other means of self-support for its survival. The objective of this work is to show that there is potential at band, namely the mobilization and the rational management of the human and economic resources available, the cost-effectiveness of the production facilities inherited from the missionaries, but resting on a favourable national sociopolitical and economic environment and a change in the attitude of the parties involved.
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Faustin-Noël Gombarino Rutashigwa. L' implantation missionnaire au Congo-RDC : de l' assistance à l'autonomie financière. Une approche socio-historique. Sociologie. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016PA01H035⟩. ⟨tel-01646815⟩

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