Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace

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This book addresses the theme of the Second African Synod on Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace in the wider context of globalization, inculturation, post-modernity, and pertinent socio-economic and political factors that shape the contemporary church and society in Africa. The 20 contributors represent a variety of disciplines and some of the issues discussed include:

  • Ecclesiology and the challenges of reconciliation, justice and peace in the context of crises, conflict, and poverty
  • Reconciliation, justice, and peace in Scripture, small Christian communities, and the church
  • Corruption, democratic principles, and governance
  • Integrity of the earth: environment, ecology, natural resources, and the church in Africa
  • The role of the Catholic Church in the public sphere
  • Women, leadership, and the theology of the church
  • Gender justice in the church and in African society
  • Interreligious dialogue (Christianity, Islam, and African Religion)
  • The challenge and ethics of HIV/AIDS prevention.

Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, S.J., is a Nigerian Jesuit priest, the Provincial of the Eastern African Province of the Society of Jesus, and lecturer at Hekima University College Jesuit School of Theology, Nairobi, Kenya. He is co-editor (with Linda Hogan) of Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics and author of Theology Brewed in an African Pot. He writes and speaks worldwide on ethical and theological issues in church, religion, and society in Africa.

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Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace
The Second African Synod
Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, S.J.
There is no doubt that this volume needs to be read by all those concerned not only about the future of the Church in Africa, but by all who wish to deepen their awareness of the socio-economic and political realities with which the fastest-growing church in the wider world community has to confront in its mission. It is also a collection of works that allows others to discern more clearly how their own local churches need to engage in societal issues.
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