THERE IS ANOTHER WAY OF PUTTING THINGS, SAYS KIATEZUA LUBANZADIO LUYALUKA, A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE TEACHER AND PRACTITIONER IN KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO. THERE IS A WAY OF PUTTING THINGS THAT ISN'T WESTERN—"A WAY OF PUTTING THINGS FOR AFRICANS. AND IT'S ESSENTIAL TO PRESENT CHRISTIAN SCIENCE IN THAT OTHER WAY IN AFRICA."
IN AFRICA, SO MUCH DEPENDS ON TAPPING INTO THE ROOTS OF ITS PEOPLE'S DEEP SPIRITUALITY, WHICH INCLUDES GETTING IN SYNC WITH WHAT KIATEZUA LUBANZADIO LUYALUKA CALLS "SOUL-THINKING."
Witchcraft? Yes, says Stéphane (as English-speaking friends call him): "In Africa, when you help people through Christian Science, you have to address the belief in witchcraft." Talk with Stéphane, and you realize the remarkable variety within our global human family. We all have to meet people right where they are—and the particular way in which Christian Science takes hold and flourishes in the lives of others may well be unique to every time and place and people.