Focusing on the encyclical “Laudato Si’” of Pope Francis and its implications for the work of the Pastoral Institutes in Africa, the fourth annual meeting of Network Pastoral Africa is scheduled to take place at the Lumen Christi Institute in Arusha, Tanzania, from 3rd to 6th February, 2017.
Among the topics to be discussed during the Arusha meeting includes an African Reading of Laudato Si, Ecological Challenges in Africa, Ecological formation and spirituality, creation myths in African Traditional Religion and Biblical explanation of creation.
The meeting which is organized and sponsored by Missio Aachen is expected to provide a forum for sharing by Pastoral institutes as well as forging way forward for the vision of Network Pastoral Africa.
Among the participants during the meeting will be Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Chimombo, AMECEA Pastoral Coordinator and Rev. Fr. Jordan Nyenyembe from AMECEA Pastoral Institute in Gaba and Rev. Fr. Febian Pikiti Mulenga, former coordinator of AMECEA Pastoral department.
The 3rd annual meeting of the Network Pastoral Africa took place at the AMECEA Pastoral Institute Gaba, in Eldoret, Kenya, while the two previous meetings were held at Lumko, South Africa in 2013 and at the Centre for Social Concern and the Kungoni Centre of Culture and Art in Malawi in 2014.
By Pamela Adinda