The Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace


Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

* Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, S.J., theologian; provincial superior of the Society of Jesus for the Province of Eastern Africa; and editor, _Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace: The Second African Synod_ (Orbis 2011) * Fr. Joseph G. Healey, Maryknoll missioner in eastern Africa, author and animator of _Small Christian Communities_ * Sr. Anastasia Arabome, SSS; sister of social service and visiting scholar at Northwestern University

The Second African Synod defined the promotion of reconciliation, justice, and peace as the mission of the Church in the coming decades. What implications do these themes have for the continent of Africa and the African Church in the era of globalization? What and how could people contribute toward the realization of this mission? These and other questions will be explored as part of a panel discussion on the Second African Synod, held in Rome in October 2009, with special reference to the recently released collection of essays entitled _Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace: The Second African Synod_ (Orbis 2011). This event is open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns, Department of Africana Studies, Africa Working Group of the Kellogg Institute, Department of Theology, and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies