with Rev Dr Laurenti Magesa

A 3-day course for priests, religious and interested lay people to deepen understanding of being Church in Africa in the spirit of Vatican II.

Fr Magesa will be offering a thorough reflection on the post-Vatican II African Catholic Church.  In particular he will be looking at dialogue between Christianity and African religions, the social role of the Church, challenging models of governance, conflict, justice and reconciliation, and issues about human sexuality.

Delivered in 5 cities around South Africa, the dates of the 3-day course will be:

Tues 3 to Thurs 5 July – Port Elizabeth – St Luke’s Retreat Centre
Tues 10 to Thurs 12 July – Cape Town – Schoenstatt, Constantia
Tues 17 to Thurs 19 July – Durban – Glenmore Pastoral Centre
Tues 24 to Thurs 26 July – Bloemfontein – Donovan Hall, Cathedral
Tues 31 July to Thurs 2 Aug – Johannesburg – Paulines Cultural Centre

There will also be evening workshops in 3 parishes in each city.

Rev.Dr Laurenti Magesa is a priest of the Diocese of Musoma, Tanzania. He currently teaches at Hekima, the Jesuit Theologate in Nairobi, a constituent college of the Catholic University of East Africa. He has a Ph.D. in Moral Theology from the University of Ottawa (Canada) and a D.Th. from St. Paul University (Canada). He has taught at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Kenya), at the Maryknoll School of Theology (New York, USA) and at Xavier University (Cincinnati, USA).  He has worked as a priest in rural Tanzania, in Canada and USA.

He has authored the following books as well as many articles on African theology, moral theology, and social ethics.

  • African Christian Marriage
  • African Religion: The Moral Traditions of Abundant Life
  • Anatomy of Enculturation: Transforming the Church in Africa
  • Christian Ethics in Africa
  • The Church in African Christianity: Innovative Essays in Ecclesiology
  • Democracy and Reconciliation: A Challenge for African Christianity
  • Jesus in African Christianity: Experimentation and Diversity in African Christology
  • Rethinking Mission: Evangelisation in Africa in a New Era

For details of costs and a registration form please call 011 482 4614
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