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THE DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE AND COMMUNICATION
Background
Back in the 1950, the diocese saw the need to evangelize through literature. The work was initially commissioned to Anne Magnusson and later to Rev. Birger Wiking both from the Church of Sweden Mission (CSM). In the year 1956, the Department of Literature and Communication was officially opened following the diocesan constitution of not only to continue with literature undertakings but also to pursue communication matters. The Department is located in Ujirani Mwema House, Bukoba.  The Department is divided into four sections namely; ELCT Church Bookshop, ELCT Secretarial Services, North Western Publishers and Audio-visual services.
Departmental goals

  • Evangelizing  through literature
  • Facilitating communication  activities in and out of the diocese
  • Promoting income generating activities for church self economic initiatives

Main activities under each section
ELCT Church Bookshop

  • To sell both religious and non-religious literature to include Bibles, pre-school editions, primary school books, tertiary education literatures, stationeries and hand craft materials

-ELCT Secretarial Services:To provide all models of secretarial services including card designing for different occasions, typesetting, photocopying, binding and laminating

-North Western Publishers (NWD):To provide publishing services. Manuscripts or typescripts are edited before typesetting and published. Books of different disciplines ranging from religion and secular education to story are published and distributed through the church bookshops and other bookstores.

-Audio-visual services:To provide the community with audio-visual services also coordinating the diocesan website.

 


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