Anyone heard of the KITAWALA ?

by billie jean 3 Replies latest jw friends

  • billie jean
    billie jean

    Anyone ? The church of the watchtower or Kitawala ?

    i've just read that they are a related African movement it didnt say much just that they are a sect and they use j.w literature.

  • cameo-d


    Over time the movement became more Africanized and more radical, slowly transforming itself from a branch of the worldwide Watch Tower Church into what has been termed a form of peasant political consciousness. Theological messages varied from place to place, but a common core of beliefs included the struggle against sorcery, the purification of society, and the existence of a black God. Kitawala denounced all forms of authority as the work of Satan, including taxes, forced labor, and most other coercive elements of colonial rule. The movement's anticolonial message was so strong that the worldwide Watch Tower movement formally renounced it.

  • cabasilas

    Here's the WT's version of the story in the January 1, 1936 Golden Age:

  • billie jean
    billie jean

    That's very interesting. thank you.

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