The Reckoning

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19930413]

Three programmes in which

Dr Colin Morris returns to southern

Africa and reflects on the changes of 30 years.

1: Back to the Zambezi

As a young missionary in northern Rhodesia (now

Zambia), Colin Morris was known as "the fighting parson" for his outspoken sermons on racial equality. He returns to the people and places he knew then and asks what difference the missionary made in the nation's fight for independence.

Producer Beverley McAtnsh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930413]

Unknown: Dr Colin Morris

Unknown: Colin Morris

Producer: Beverley McAtnsh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930414]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930420]

2: Back to the Lubwa

Mission

In the second of three personal essays on the influence of Western missionaries in Africa, Rev Colin Morris visits the old Lubwa Mission station. Founded by David Kaunda in the 20s, the dilapidated compound now reflects the harsh economic realities of Zambia's post-independence era.

Producer Beverley McAinsh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930420]

Unknown: Rev Colin Morris

Unknown: David Kaunda

Producer: Beverley McAinsh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930421]

2: Back to the Lubwa

Mission

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930427]

3: Back to Sione

In the last of three personal essays on the influence of western missionaries in Africa, Rev Colin Morris looks at the Africanisation of missions, and tells the extraordinary story of Alice Lenshina.

Her followers believed she rose from the dead, they built a cathedral in the bush to honour her, and in a final battle with the authorities, met bullets with pieces of paper called "passports to heaven". Producer Beverley McAinsh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930427]

Unknown: Rev Colin Morris

Unknown: Alice Lenshina.

Producer: Beverley McAinsh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930428]

3: Back to Stone

The last of Colin Morris 's personal essays on the missionary in Africa.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930428]

Unknown: Colin Morris