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The Church in Africa as Family of God: Past, Present and Future


Please join us on Friday, April 8, for a contextual theology round-table with Dr. Roger Houngbedji, OP, our visiting scholar.

This roundtable critically explores the evangelization mission of the Roman Catholic Church in Africa, from the adoption of the image of the Church as Family of God by the first African Synod of Bishops, through to the second African Synod. The paper will focus on three main themes. The first is the reception of the image of the Church as Family of God after the issuance of the Post-Synodal Exhortation, Ecclesia in Africa by Pope John Paul II. The second highlights the current limitations and challenges affecting the ecclesial life of the Church in Africa as Family of God. The third proposes a pathway for the future of the Church in Africa as Family of God.

Respondents include:  Idara Otu, Theodore Nnorom, and Matthew Charlesworth, SJ

This round-table discussion will take place from 2-4pm on Friday, April 8, 2016, in Boardroom A, Toronto School of Theology Building (corner of Queen’s Park and St. Joseph Street). All are welcome to attend and participate.

Breached Horizons: The Work of Jean-Luc Marion

This poster promotes an upcoming conference entitled "Breached Horizons." It explores the work of Jean-Luc Marion and will be held from March 27-29, 2015 at King's University College.This upcoming conference explores the work of Jean-Luc Marion. Marion, along with several professors, will appear as keynote speakers. The conference will take place from March-27-29, 2015 at the the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre, King’s University College. Please note that Jean-Luc Marion will deliver an open lecture on Friday, March 27 at 4 pm.

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