Christian Missions and the Coronavirus-19 Pandemic in Lagos, Nigeria: A Survey

Corpus Intellectual ISSN PRINT 2811-3187 ONLINE 2811-329 SPECIAL ISSUE 2022

21 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2023

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Justus Adim Nzemeka

Anchor University Department of History and Diplomatic Studies

Date Written: June 24, 2022

Abstract

This paper examines the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Christian Missions in Lagos. It is an important aspect of Lagos history yet to receive adequate knowledge production. Hence, it has compelled a focused study of this subject. Christian Missions in Lagos have been actively involved in prayers, evangelism, and humanitarian activities but these activities were temporarily halted by the dreaded coronavirus-19 pandemic (COVID-19) which brought deaths and lockdown. Using mainly primary and secondary sources, photographs, and radio documentaries to substantiate its claim, this paper demonstrates that the pandemic did not only disrupt religious gatherings, Mission Schools, collection of tithes, but also humanitarian aid. The study recommends a sustained ‘new normal’ in Christian Missions and culture of virtual interactions to complement physical assembly.

Keywords: Christian missions, COVID-19 Pandemic, Lagos, Lockdown, Social media

Suggested Citation

Nzemeka, Justus Adim, Christian Missions and the Coronavirus-19 Pandemic in Lagos, Nigeria: A Survey (June 24, 2022). Corpus Intellectual ISSN PRINT 2811-3187 ONLINE 2811-329 SPECIAL ISSUE 2022, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4145672

Justus Adim Nzemeka (Contact Author)

Anchor University Department of History and Diplomatic Studies ( email )

Anchor University Department of History & Dipl. St
Lagos
Nigeria

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