PGDIS 552 Indigenous Knowledge/Wisdom and Ecology (2 Credits)
- Please note that this course has the following prerequisites which must be completed before it can be accessed
- PGDIS 501 – Indigenous Research Methodologies (2 Credits)
- PGDIS 502 – Intro to Indigenous Knowledge (2 Credits)
- PGDIS 503 – Foundation for Indigenous History (2 Credits)
- PGDIS 504 – Foundations for Indigenous People’s Identity (2 Credits)
- PGDIS 506 Myth, Meanings and Indigenous Epistemology (2 Credits)
About This Course
Indigenous people are natural experts to address ecological crises for their centuries long close proximity to natural world. At the same time, due to their marginalization in the process of modernization, they became co-suffers along with nature. A time has now come to go back to the Indigenous people and their wisdoms to address the global ecological crises. That includes, identifying the worldviews that serve as factors for the crises and explore the way forward to heal the land. The course explores factors behind the crises and identify some of the indigenous wisdoms that can be incorporated in the global search for ecological healing.
- To understand the distress of the earth and its impact on life on the planet
- To identify factors behind the ecological crises
- To explore Indigenous Wisdoms as an alternative means to address the issue
- Longchar, Wati, Returning to the Mother Earth: Theology, Christian Witness and Theological Education : an Indigenous Perspective (Kolkatta: SCEPTRE, 2012)
- Haokip, Jangkholam, ‘Khankho: A Theological Exploration of Kuki Indigenous spirituality toward social and ecological peace’ UBS Journal, Vol 9.2. No. 1, March, 2016.
- Spencer, Nick & Robert White eds., Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living (London: SPCK, 2007)
Unit I: Understanding Indigenous Arts (Copy 1)
Unit II: The Place and Role of Arts in Theology (Copy 1)
Unit III: An exploration of Indigenous Arts in Christian Theology (Copy 1)
Rev Dr Jangkholam Haokip
- February 2006–July 2011: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
- July 1997–April 1999: Master of Theology United Theological College, Bangalore, India
- July 1994 – April 1996: Bachelor of Divinity Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India
- July 1990 - April 1993: Bachelor of Theology Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India
- April 2017 - December 2019: Associate Professor, Dept of Theology and Ethics
- Other Responsibilities:
- Editor-in-Chief, UBS Journal since March 2016
- Director, Research and Publications
- April 2014 - March 2017: Assistant Professor of Theology
- January 2001 - January 2006: Registrar –cum-Lecturer, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India. My responsibilities include; Administration of Academic Office and teaching contextual theologies including Dalit Theology, Tribal Theology, Liberation Theology and Indian Christian Theology.
- July 1999 - December 2000: Liaison Officer, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India. My responsibility was to establish and strengthen partnerships between the seminary and local churches across denominations within India.
- BD/MDiv - both Senate of Serampore & ATA
- MTh – both Senate of Serampore & ATA
- DTh/DMin – Senate of Serampore
- PhD – Martin Luther Christian University
- January 2020: Director, Bethesda Khankho Institute, Manipur, India
- November 2021: Member, Research and Ethics Committee, MLCU, Shillong
- March 2016 -December 2010: Senior Pastor, Kuki Worship Service Pune (KWSP)
- October 2012 - March 2013: Leader, Glasgow International Christian Fellowship. This is part of the Renfield St Stephen church’s outreach ministry among internationals in the city of Glasgow.
- January 2013 - June 2014: Secretary, Bethesda Khankho International (UK)(SCIO) registered with the Office of Scottish Charity Regulators, Charity Number SC04236.
- August 1999 – January 2006: Chaplain, Kuki Worship Service, Pune, India This congregation consist of mostly university students of Northeast India studying in the city of Pune.
- January 2005 – 2006: Founding President, Som-Inn, Pune, India. Derived from the people’s cultural tradition, Som-Inn is a residential learning centre for university students in the city of Pune where we provide support, mentorship and Christian discipleship for the residents. The aim of this project is to contextualize the Christian message of love in the people’s own cultural context while we prepare them for responsible global citizens.
- Haokip, J & David Smith, eds., Voices from the Margin: Voices from the Margins Wisdom of Primal Peoples in the Era of World Christianity (Carlisle: Langham Literature, 2022).
- Haokip, J & Haokip J. eds., Khankho a Kibulphu: Discovering Cultural Foundation (Imphal: Bethesda Khankho Foundation, 2017)
- Haokip, J & K. Sungjemmeren Imchen, eds., Becoming a Missional Congregation in the Twenty-first Century Indian Context (Delhi: ISPCK, 2016)
- Haokip, J. Colonisation, Identity and Search for Peace [A Transcribed text of and preliminary comments on Operations Against Kuki Tribes of Assam and Burma 1917-1919, A Colonial Document preserved at British Library, London, UK], Pune: Published by Author, 2015.
- Haokip, J. 2014. Can God Save My Village? A Theological Study of Identity among the Tribal people of North East India with a Special Reference to the Kukis of Manipur (Carlisle, UK: Langham Monograph, 2014).
- Haokip, J. 2011. Houbung Kithah Pat (Re-Visioning the Church for the Post-Centennial Witness for Christ), Lamphelpat, Imphal.
- Haokip, J. ‘A Contextual Theology of Khankho’ in Haokip, J & David Smith, eds., Voices from the Margin: Voices from the Margins Wisdom of Primal Peoples in the Era of World Christianity (Carlisle: Langham Literature, 2022).
- Haokip, J. ‘Evangelisation and Colonialism: The role of ‘Christianity’ in the Anglo-Kuki War’ in Letkhojam Haokip and Ngamjahao Kipgen eds., Against the Empire: Polity, Economy and Culture during the Anglo-Kuki War, 1917-1919, Delhi: Routledge, 2020).
- Haokip, J. 2016. ‘The Shift of Gravity of Christian Presence from the Global North to the Global South and its Implications for Northeasterners in India’ in Haokip, J & K. Sungjemmeren Imchen, eds., Becoming a Missional Congregation in the Twenty-first Century Indian Context (Delhi: ISPCK)
- Haokip, J. 2016. ‘The Kuki Mission 1910: Toward a Re-reading of Watkin Robers ‘the intruder’ and his message for the 21st century Christian witness in the context of emerging World Christianity’ 168- 180 in Witnessing to Christ in North East India, eds Marina Ngursangzeli and Michael Biehl, Regnum Edinburgh Centenery Series, Volume 31, Oxford: Regnum Books International.
- Haokip, J. 2015. ‘Khankho: An Exploration of Kuki Indigenous spirituality toward social and ecological peace’ UBS Journal Vols. 9.2 - 10.1.March 2016, pp.62-81.
- Haokip, J. 2014. “Implications of Having an Independent Missionary: A Review of the 1910 Kuki Mission” International Bulletin of Missionary Reserch, April Issue.
- Haokip, J. 2002. ‘Issues Facing Tribal Christians in Northeast India Today’ 211-249 in Mark T. B. Laing, ed. The Indian Church in Context: Her Emergence, Growth, and Mission (Delhi: ISPCK)
- Liberating the Gospel: Translating the Message of Jesus Christ in a Globalised World, by David Smith (Darton, Longman and Todd, April 2016, Price Rs.1,182/ UBS Journal, Volume 10.2, November 2016.
- Beyond Literate Western Models: Contextualizing Theological Education in Oral Contexts. Edited by Samuel E. Chiang and Grant Lovejoy. Hong Kong: International Orality Network, 2013. Pp. 229. Paperback $14.95; Kindle $9.95 International Bulletin of Missionary Research, January Issue, 2015.
- As an expert Panel for online research project “Identifying the emerging roles of U.S. missionaries serving in the Majority World (Africa, Asia, and Latin America)” by Karen Hatley, a Ph.D. candidate in leadership studies at Dallas Baptist University, USA. (October 2014 -
- Field Researcher for the topic, ‘Mass Movements among the Mala Madigas in Andra Pradesh and Nadars and Thevars in Tamil Nadu’ published in the book, F. Hrangkhuma, Christianity in India: Search for Liberation and Identity (New Delhi: ISPCK, 1998).
- ‘Impact of Christianity on Kuki people: A Preliminary observation’ in the Souvenir of Kuki Worship Service, Gauhati, 200
- ‘Celebrating Cultural Differences for Global Peace’ – online Journal Article www.bethesda.org.in/indigenousresources/article
- Resource person at ‘South Asia Regional Creation Care Conference’ Part of the Lausanne/WEA Global Campaign for Creation Care and the Gospel Hotel View Bhrikuti, Godavri, Lalitpur, Nepal, 12 - 16th September 2016 Organised by World Evangelical Alliance, Lausanne and EFICOR.
- Resource person at ‘Indigenous Ecological Spiritualties and Christian Faith17-20 August 2015 - Jogja, Indonesia, Organized by: Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana (UKDW), Nijmegen Institute for Mission Studies (NIM) and the World Council of Churches (WCC)
- Haokip, J. “Christianity and Identity: Opportunities, Risks & Responsibilities” presented at Rethinking Christianity Seminar November 15, 2014, Dorcas Hall, Lamka, Manipur, India.
- Haokip, J. “Kuki Mission 1910: Reclaiming the vision of Watkin Roberts for the 21st Century Kuki Communities in South Asia” presented at Unity Beyond Borders Conference November 21 & 22, 2013, St Paul’s Retreat Centre, Imphal, Manipur, India.
- Contributor: ‘Christian Mission and Kuki Identity; A Study in the Socio-cultural Impact of Protestant-Evangelical Mission on a Traditional Asian People’ presented at Yale-Edinburgh Conference, Yale University, June 27-29, 2013.
- ‘Ethnic Identity and Christianity: A call for fresh theological reflection’ – A Paper presented at the Ecumenical International Conference on “Human Identity and the Gospel of Reconciliation“ at Balatonfüred, Hungary from August 16-23, 2008 organised by IAMS.
- Resource person: ‘Gospel and Globalisation’ 2nd South ASia Youth Conference, Bangalore, India, June 8-14, 2005, Sponsored by Church Mission Society (CMS).
- Facilitator: ‘Called for Peace’ South Asia Youth Conference, Sri Lanka, May 23-30, 2002 Sponsored by Church Mission Society (CMS), USPG, Methodist church (UK), Church of Scotland and others.
- Resource Person: ‘The Role of Lay leaders in the church’ at Diamond Jubilee of the Evangelical Church Association, Manipur, India. 2013
- Haokip, J. ‘The Concept of Khankho: Re-Visiting Indigenous Life-world in the context of World Christianity’ Presented at University of Edinburgh, on 4th February 2020.