Through the African Synodality Initiative (ASI), a mixed group of African theologians and scholars have written reflections based on the 10 themes of the Synod on Synodality (2021–2023).
This group has convened for a Theological Colloquium on Synodality in Africa (TCS) in Nairobi on 9–11 March 2022 to further the reflection and propose a vision of synodality based on characteristics and dimensions of synodality from an African perspective.
The participants will develop a single statement on synodality for the 2023 synod to be submitted to the General Secretariat for Synod of Bishops.
The African Synodality Initiative (ASI) is based at the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM). ASI aims to enrich the synodal process of “journeying together” as the pilgrim and missionary People of God, in partnership with the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA), and to create and develop resources that will enable the local churches in Africa to engage fruitfully and constructively in this synodal process.
1. Sr. Anne Béatrice Faye, CIC Theological Commission of the Synod Member/Theologian
2. Sr. Leonida Katunge, SSJ High Court of Kenya Advocate
3. Fr. Marcel Uwineza, SJ Hekima University College, Kenya Lecturer (Systematic Theology)
4. Fr. Nicholaus Segeja M’hela, Theological Commission of the Synod Member/CUEA Director, Gaba Campus (Eldoret)
5. Ms. Noluthando Honono, University of Johannesburg, South Africa Post-Graduate Law Student
6. Dr. Nontando Hadebe, St. Augustine College of South Africa Theologian
7. Dr. Nora K. Nonterah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana Lecturer (Theological and Comparative Ethicist)
8. Dr. Philippe Abraham Birane Tine Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal Research Professor
9. Fr. Rodrigue M. Naortangar, SJ Jesuit Institute of Theology (ITCJ), Ivory Coast Lecturer and Head of Press
10. Sr. Veronica J. Rop, ASE Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Kenya Lecturer
11. Sr. Wilhelmina Uhai Tunu, LSOSF Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) Deputy Secretary-General
12. Fr. Anthony Makunde, Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) Secretary-General
13. Andrew Kaufa, SMM AMECEA, Social Communications Department Coordinator.
Let us pray for this process.
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