What are Moral Values?
Moral values are acts/deeds that are acceptable or good in the society.
Examples of moral values
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Give five reasons why virginity is encouraged in both traditional African communities and Christianity. (5 mks)
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Traditional African Practices And Biblical Teaching on Law, Order and Justice, that Promote Law, Order, Justice
TRADITIONAL AFRICAN PRACTICES THAT PROMOTE LAW, ORDER, JUSTICE
Some of the practices that promote law, order and justice are-
a) Punishment of offenders
People who committed offences such as stealing, murder, witchcraft were punished through death, curses, paying heavy fines etc. this promoted law, order, justice
b) Installation of rules, kings, chiefs, elders
They were installed to maintain law, order and to execute justice in their areas of jurisdiction
c) Administration of oaths
-Administered by specialists and are used as a method of establishing and maintaining law and order
d) Making of covenants
-Covenants were made if there was a conflict between two communities. They would promise to live in peace and harmony
e) Observing of taboos and customary law
-Taboos were prohibitions. Those who went against taboos were severely punished
f) The kinship system
-defined how people related one to another
g) Rites of passage
-ensured customs, laws were adhered to
h) Religious practices
-such as praying, singing, sacrificing and giving of offerings had the effect of maintaining order
Biblical Teaching on Law, Order and Justice
How God initiated Law, order, and justice
FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO HARMONY AND MUTUAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY
(i) Political ties.
(ii) Communal ownership of property.
(iii) Division of labour.
(iv) Communal worship.
AFRICAN MORAL AND CULTURAL VALUES
(i) The meaning of life and its wholeness in the traditional African society
(ii). The African concept of community and kinship system
(a) Meaning of a community
(b) African concept of Kinship
Importance of kinship ties to TAS
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