Alfred Sebahene, PhD

Professor of Social Theology
Social Ethics Specialist
International Experiences:  Australia, Burundi, Guernsey, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jersey,  Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Rwanda, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey,  United Kingdom

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, SA
  • Master of Arts, Pastoral and Theological Studies, Oak Hill College, Middlesex University, London, UK
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Pastoral and Theological Studies, Oak Hill College, Middlesex University, London, UK
  • Diploma in Theology, St. Phillip's College, Kongwa, Tanzania

Doctoral Dissertation

  • "Corruption Mocking at Justice":  A Theological-Ethical Perspective on Public LIfe in Tanzania and Its Implications for the Anglican Church of Tanzania

 

Academic Experiences

  • Head, Department of Corruption Studies, Institute of Development Studies, St. John's University, Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Director of Research, Innovation and Consultancy, St. John's University, Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Associate Dean, Academic, School of Theology and Religious Studies, St. John's University, Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Lecturer, Researcher and Consultant, St. John's University, Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Director of Extension Education, St. John's University, Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, St. John's University, Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Dean, School of Theology and Religious Studies, St. John's University, Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Acting University Chaplain, St. John's University, Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Lecturer in Systematic/Public Theology, St. John's University, Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Principal, St. Philip’s Provincial Theological College, Kongwa, Dodoma Tanzania

 

Teaching Specializations

  • Public Theology
  • Theological Ethics
  • Anti-Corruption Studies

 

Ministry & Professional Experiences

Pastoral & Denominational Ministry

  • Parish Priest In charge, Mukirehe Parish, (Mukirehe and Mukididili Churches) Ngara, Kagera Tanzania
  • Diocesan Administrative Secretary, Anglican Diocese of Kagera, Tanzania
  • Diocesan Communications Officer, Anglican Diocese of Kagera, Tanzania
  • Parish Priest In charge, Murugina Parish, St. Paul’s Church, Mabawe, Ngara, Kagera, Tanzania

 

Publications

  • Sebahene, A.U (2017) “Corruption Mocking At Justice”: A Theological-Ethical Perspective on Public Life in Tanzania and Its Implications for the Anglican Church of Tanzania” (Cambria: Langham Monographs) ISBN 978-1-783668-334-Print (see also the corresponding ISBN for Mobi, ePub and PDF) https://www.amazon.com/Corruption-Mocking-Justice-Theological-Implications/dp/1783683341
  • Sebahene, A.U (2014). “Rethinking Church and the War on Corruption in Tanzania: The Quest for Durable Solutions”. In Nduku, E and Tenamwenye, J. (2014) (Eds.) Corruption in Africa a Threat to Justice and Sustainable Peace Globethics.net Focus 14 Geneva: Globethics.net ISBN 978-2-88931-016-6 (online version) ISBN 978-2-88931-017-3 (print version). Online version available at
    http://www.globethics.net/documents/4289936/13403252/GE_Focus_14_web.pdf/049fa307-e369-4264-927d-4d9453d31871: Ref: CONFERENCE on “Corruption: A Threat to Justice and Sustainable Peace in Africa” May 10th to 12th 2011, Lang’ata Campus, Nairobi Kenya
  • Sebahene, A.U (2010) Editor; Call to me: How the Bible speaks in the Age of AIDS (Oxford: Strategies for Hope Trust) ISBN 978-1-905746-14-9
  • Columnist, 130 Articles (January 2017-June 2019) Column Name – “On Human Flourishing” with “Daily News”, the leading government of Tanzania newspaper. On Column/Africa News
  • Columnist, 85 Articles (Dec 2015-August 2017) Column Name – “Ethics” with “The Citizen On Sunday”, Private Sector Newspaper, Tanzania: On Opinion and Analysis 2015 to date.

 

Presentations

  • Sebahene, A. U (2018, Nafasi Ya Lugha Ya Kiswahili Katika Kukuza Uchumi Wa Viwanda, “KISWAHILI, UTASHI WETU, UHAI WETU” - KILELE CHA KAMPENI YA UZALENDO NA UTAIFA 2018, a paper presented at the 2018 Tanzania Ministry of Information, Sports and Culture ‘my country first campaign’ aimed at inculcating the spirit of nationalism and patriotism among Tanzanians 8th December 2018, at the Jakaya Kikwete convention centre in Dodoma.
  • Sebahene, A.U, (2018), Towards Middle Economy: Shaping Graduates for Holistic Change, a paper presented at the 8th St John’s University of Tanzania Convocation Ceremony, 22nd November 2018
  • Sebahene, A.U (2018), Imaging God and Rediscovering Christian Resilience: Lessons from the 1990s Burundian Refugee Crisis in Tanzania. A Brief Contributory Chapter for Book Writing Project with Prof Flip Buys - Associate Professor Missiology – Northwest University Potchefstroom Campus and Associate International Director of the World Reformed Fellowship ongoing book writing project, 2018
  • Sebahene, A.U (2018), Church and the War on Corruption in Africa Today: Connecting Key Ideas from St. Augustine to Modern Influential Public Theologians. Paper presented at the 2nd Consultation of the Faith & Public Integrity Network (FPIN), held in the Manila, Philippines from 10th - 14th September 2018.
  • Sebahene, A.W and Khumbe, E.B 2018. Survey of Anti-Corruption Measures in Tanzania 2018, a paper prepared and presented as discourse on an African country with former British jurisdictions. A joint work with Red. prof. dr. Rado Bohinc, dekan Fakulteta za družbene vede / Faculty of Social Sciences Univerza v Ljubljani / University of Ljubljana Kardeljeva ploščad 5, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia www.fdv.uni-lj.si
  • Sebahene, A.U (2018), Promoting Public Integrity in Tanzania: A Reflection on Theological Idea, Resources, Gaps and Opportunities. Paper prepared for the 2nd Consultation of the Faith & Public Integrity Network (FPIN), held in the Manila, Philippines from 10th -14th September 2018.
  • Sebahene, A.U (2018), Fraud and Corruption in Tanzania. An Overview of the War against Fraud/Corruption in Tanzania: Was 2017 a Good Year? A paper presented at Chapter General Meeting of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Tanzania, Dodoma Hotel, 24th – 26th January 2018
  • Sebahene, A.U (2018), Naming the Issue the Evidence of Sacred-Secular Divide in the Tanzanian Church and Society': Challenges and Opportunities in Integrating Faith in the Academy with special reference to St. John’s University of Tanzania. A Paper Presented at the Langham-LICC Kenya Consultation, Daystar University Nairobi, Kenya, 2nd – 5th December 2018
  • Sebahene, A.U (2017), The Role of a Christian University in National Development. A Paper Delivered at the Inaugural Ceremony of the 10th Anniversary of St. John’s University of Tanzania. Anniversary Theme: St John’s University at Ten: The Vision, the Journey, the Future 2007 – 2017, 27th November 2017
  • Sebahene, A.U (2017), Education and Industrialization: Matching the Goals of Education to the Labour Market and Society Needs in East Africa. Paper Delivered at the International Symposium on Strategic Cooperation between China and East African Countries under ‘The Belt and Road Initiative” & the Inaugural Ceremony of the Centre for East African Studies of Zhejiang Normal University, China, 17th November 2017
  • Sebahene, A.U (2017), Overcoming the Sacred-Secular Divide through Theological Education: The Issue of Sacred-Secular Divide from a Tanzanian Perspective. Paper presented at the Envisioning Consultation of Langham-London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC), London 25th to 27th January 2017
  • Sebahene, A.U (2017), Serving with Integrity: The Role of a Christian University in a Tanzanian Community, a paper presented at the St John’s University of Tanzania 7th Convocation Ceremony, 8th December 2016
  • Sebahene, A.U (2016), ‘Christian Faith And Corruption: Illuminating What Is Not Seen’. Paper presented at the International Conference of the Anglican Lutheran Society. Theme: ‘Churches: Constant yet always Changing’ Reformation Now and Then”. Visby, Sweden, 18th to 23rd August 2016.
  • Sebahene, A.U (2015), Overcoming the Barrier of Corruption in the Indian Ocean Region and African Nations through Christian Churches and their Institutions. Paper presented at the Inaugural Conference of the Indian Ocean Rim Education Network (IOREN), 17th – 21st, November 2015, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Sebahene, A.U (2015), Academic Corruption and the Killing of the Future: A Tanzanian Perspective. A paper presented at The Inaugural SJUT Research Conference, St. John’s University of Tanzania Mazengo Campus on Wednesday Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd July 2015.
  • Sebahene, A.U (2014), Tanzania’s Relevant Social, Cultural, Spiritual and Political Background. A paper presented at Indian Ocean Rim Roundtable, St Stephen's School - Perth Western Australia. 4th November 2014.
  • Sebahene, A.U (2014), Corruption in Higher Education: Myth, Illusions, or Reality in a Christian University? A paper presented at the SJUT Continuing Professional Development Workshop, SJUT Council Chamber, 30th April 2014
  • Sebahene, A.U (2010), Business and Christianity: Experience, Hopes and Gaps in teaching Professional and Business Ethics in a Christian University in Tanzania, A Paper Presented at St. John's University of Tanzania for SJUT – PACIFIC HILLS, Australia 1st International Conference. Conference Theme: “Developing Christian Perspective in Christian University Curricula”. Tuesday 29th June to Thursday 1st July 2010
  • Sebahene, A.U (2008) Justice and Social Gospel? What Does the Gospel have to say to Injustice and Poverty? A Paper Presented at St. John's University of Tanzania, 17th and 24th October 2008
  • Sebahene, A.U (2008), Forgiveness: What Is It And Why Does It Matter? A Paper Presented at St. John's University of Tanzania, 11th and 18th April 2008
  • Sebahene, A.U (2007), Pastors and Pastoral Integrity: Overcoming The Decline in Ministerial Integrity A Paper Presented at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania Diocese of Dodoma, 13th -14th December 2007
  • Sebahene, A.U (2007), Concerns of Religion and Development: Julius Kambarage Nyerere's Outlook: A Paper Presented at the Commemoration of the 8th Anniversary of the Mwalimu Nyerere's Day 14th October 2007 held at the White House, CCM Headquarters Office in Dodoma
  • Sebahene, A.U (2007), Analysis Of Education In Tanzania: An Assessment Of The Church’s Engagement In Meeting The Educational Needs Of The Poor, Both In The Formal And Non Formal  Education Sectors In Tanzania August – October, 2006 A Paper Prepared for Tearfund UK in Preparation for Tanzania Country Strategy Programme 2007-2013
  • Sebahene, A.U (1999), Community Ecclesiology From An African Perspective: “An Assessment Of The Primacy Of ‘Community Christianity’ In The Anglican Church Of Tanzania With Special Reference To The Diocese Of Kagera In North Western Tanzania” London, Oak Hill College, Middlesex University, June 1999: For An MA Degree Requirement.
  • Sebahene, A.U (1997) African Spirituality: “An Analytical Study of African Traditional Religion and Spirituality with Particular Reference to the Wahangaza of North-Western Tanzania” London, Middlesex University. June 1997: For a BA Hons. Degree Requirement.
  • Sebahene, A.U (1990), Christian Ethics: “A Study of Church Leaders and Discipline In Relation To Christian Ethics Particularly in the Anglican Church of Tanzania” St. Philip’s Theological College Kongwa, Dodoma - Tanzania, October 1990: For a Diploma Course Requirement.

 

Conference Roles

  • Chairmanship at the Experts Validation Workshop on the National Integrity Framework, Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, December 2018.
  • Participant and moderator at the African Union 2018 Annual Anticorruption Dialogue on Corruption Measurement, Arusha, Tanzania, October 2018
  • Participant, Micah 7th Global Triennial Consultation, Theme: Integral Mission and Resilient Communities: Addressing Corruption, Poverty, Injustice and Conflict, Manila, Philippines, Sept, 2018
  • Speaker, 2nd Consultation of the Faith & Public Integrity, Network (FPIN) held alongside Micah Global Consultation, Manila, Philippines, Sept. 2018
  • EARIMA Tanzania Chapter Chairperson, “Enhancing Research and Innovation Capacity for Industrial Development in Eastern Africa," Eastern Africa Research And Innovation
    Management Association, Arusha, Tanzania, August 2018.
  • Speaker, Seminar on “Engaging with Traditional Religious Contexts” at the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), “Proclaiming Christ Faithfully to the Nation,” Jerusalem, Israel, June 2018
  • International Guest Speaker for Overseas Council of Australia, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle and Perth, Australia, March 2018
  • Mile Deep Strategy Conference, Muizenberg Cape Town, South Africa, Feb 2018
  • Seminar on Status and Financing of Social Protection in Tanzania, Norwegian Church Aid Tanzania, Dar es salaam, Tanzania, 2016
  • A Workshop to Develop a National Monitoring Framework for Research and Innovation, Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology, Nov 2016
  • Tanzania Alternative Extractive Industry Conference – TAEIC, Conference Theme: “Leaving No One Behind: Making Natural Resources Work For The People,” Oct 2016
  • Presentation, ‘Christian Faith and Corruption: Illuminating what is not Seen’.  Conference Theme: ‘Churches: Constant yet always Changing’ Reformation Now and Then. Diocese of Visby, Church of Sweden, Aug 2016
  • Participant, Inaugural Conference for Indian Ocean Rim Education Network (IOREN), Port Louis, Mauritius, Nov 2015
  • Participant, Engaged and Effective - The Impact of Theological Education, International Council for Evangelical Theological Educaiton (ICETE), Antalya, Turkey
  • Guest Speaker at the Church Missionary Society, Western Australia Annual General Meeting, Perth, Australia

 

Professional & Community Service

  • Chair, House of the Clergy, Synod of the Anglican Church of Tanzania
  • Board of Governors – Shunga Secondary School, Ngara, Tanzania
  • Board of Governors: Baramba Girls’ Secondary School, Ngara, Tanzania
  • District Judicial Board , Ngara Kagera Tanzania
  • Board of Governors, District Designated Hospital (DDH), Murgwanza Ngara, Ngara Tanzania
  • Board of Governors, Kagera Technical and Christian Training, Centre (KTCTC), Ngara Tanzania
  • Country Director for Tanganyika Christian Refugees Services – Tanzania Field Programme of the Lutheran World Federation, Department for World Service

 

Academic & Professional Membership

  • Editorial Board Member, African Journal for Transformational Scholarship (AJTS)
  • Honorary Member of the Evangelical Research Fellowship, George Whitefield College, Muizenberg, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Langham Graduate, Langham Partnership UK and Ireland; Langham Partnership International
  • Chair, Eastern African Research and Innovations Management Association (EARIMA) – Tanzania Chapter
  • Member, Business Council, City of Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Founding Member, Indian Ocean Rim Education Network

 

Languages

  • Kihangaza
  • Kirundi/Kinyarwanda
  • Kiswahili
  • English