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<email@example.com> New Title: Teresa Cruz e Silva _Protestant Churches and the Formation of Political Consciousness in Southern Mozambique (1930-1974)_ Introduction by David Hedges Edited by Didier Péclard Basel (P.Schlettwein Publishing), 2001, 210p., ill., maps, index ISBN 3 908193 09 5 The Swiss Mission established itself in the southern region of Mozambique in the 1880s. Its insertion in the local community, its methods of work in the field of education, and particularly its use of African languages, generated conflict from an early date, as it was suspected of contributing to the formation of a nucleus of opposition to colonial domination. From the 1930s onwards, it set up a non-formal youth education system, which emphasised individual competencies and fostered skills essential to the development of a critical understanding of social reality; in parallel, it led a process of Africanisation of Church leadership. It thus supported the growth of a small indigenous elite whose social engagement in the context of mid-20th century Portuguese colonialism testifies to the Mission's role in the shaping of political consciousness, especially among the youth. During the growing political crisis and the war of the 1960s and 1970s, the flight of young protestants to join the nationalist struggle, the anti-colonial positions taken by pastors from what was by then an African Presbyterian Church, as well as the emergence on the politico-religious scene of figures like Zedequias Manganhela and Eduardo Mondlane stand as further examples of teh Missions's influence.