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Hassoum Ceesay

religious leader, diplomat, cabinet minister, educationist, and ardent nationalist, also known as J. C. or Reverend Faye, was born in Bathurst (present-day Banjul, Gambia) to Wolof and Serer parents. His father was a shipwright and his mother a housewife. Faye attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and the Methodist Boys High School in Banjul, where he completed his studies in 1926. He got his teachers’ certificate in 1927. From 1927 to 1942, he taught at various mission schools in Bathurst, the capital and main administrative center of the British colony of Gambia.

In 1942 Faye helped start the famous Kristikunda School in Kantora in the Upper River Division of Gambia opening the gates of education to the people living in the Gambian interior which the British ruled as a protectorate The school whose name in the local Fula language means Christ s home was a bold experiment in ...


Jeremy Rich

His mother and father taught him to see helping other people as a way of acting out their Christian faith. Lapsley became committed to becoming an Anglican priest by his adolescent years, and chose not to wait until after university to pursue his religious vocation. He entered Saint Michael’s House, a seminary run by the Society of the Sacred Mission (SSM), an Anglo-Catholic religious order located outside of Adelaide, Australia. Lapsley was ordained as a deacon in 1971, and initially requested to work in Japan. Instead he moved to South Africa to serve as a priest, for reasons that never became entirely clear to him. On 29 July 1973 Lapsley was ordained as an Anglican priest By this point key liberal Anglican opponents of the apartheid system of white supremacy such as Michael Reeves and Trevor Huddleston had been forced out of South Africa Lapsley was immediately confronted ...