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PROGRAMME SCHEDULE
 

CHURCH LIFE AFRICA (CLA)
SUMMER CONFERENCE,
2022

Theme: Lay Theological Engagement and the Future of Church Life in Africa

Day 1

Thursday
August 4
2022

3:30-4:15
Art Exhibition: Imagining Church Life in Nigeria

Rosie Wylie

4:15-5:00
Summation/Closing Ritual

Rev William Orbih

University of Notre Dame

Time
Activity
Anchor
9:00-9:30
Opening Mass

Rev William Orbih

Rev Kenneth Amadi

Rev Joachim Ozonze

Rev Charles Ezejide

9:40-10:00
Welcome and Introductions

Rev Kenneth Amadi

10:50-11:05
Tea Break
10:00-10:15
Choral Performance

Rachel Okenwe, Soloist

Arome Shaibu, Organist

10:15-10:50
Our World is Evolving, so is the Church and its Theology

Rev Joachim Ozonze

University of Notre Dame

11:05-11:45
The Dynamics of an Explosive Christian Population in Africa: Do Numbers Guarantee Faith? (zoom)

Rev Emmanuel Ojeifo

University of Notre Dame

11:45-12:45
Roundtable: The Future of Church Life in Nigeria: Trends and Projections

Dr Mrs. Omolara Akanji, Consultant, CBCN,

Onize Ohikere, World Magazine,

Rev Emmanuel Okonkwo,

Archdiocese of Abuja

2:30-3:30
afternoon session
Keynote: The Centrality of Ritual to Church Life (zoom)

Prof Kimberly Belcher,University of Notre Dame

12:45-1:30
Breakout Sessions
1:30-2:30
Lunch Break
Time
Activity
Anchor
9:00-9:10
morning session
Sign-in and Welcome
9:10-9:45
Sustaining the Catholic Identity in a Pluralistic Society: Liturgy as Identity Marker

Rev Kenneth Amadi

11:00-11:30
Literature and the Christian Imagination

Rev William Orbih

University of Notre Dame

9:45-10:45

Round Table

The Possibility of a Catholic Culture in the Public Space

Amb Dr Martin Uhomoibhi, PAIGAS, Abuja

Rev Robert Achiaga, Archdiocese of Abuja

Chrisvic Ebodaghe, Nile University

10:45-11:00
Tea Break
11:30-11:45
Poetry Rendition

Willy Niccolo

11:45-12:15
How Can Theology Contribute to Economic Development in Africa? (zoom)

Rev Prof Fidelis Olokunboro,

Cabrini University

1:30-2:30
Lunch Break
12:15-12:45
Mass

John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja

2:30-3:30
afternoon session
Keynote: Is Theology Crucial for Church Life? Should We all be Theologians? (zoom)

Prof David Fagerberg

University of Notre Dame

3:30-3:45
Art Exhibition (comics): Can We Too Study Theology?

Gabriel Eyemese

3:30-4:30
Breakout Session

Groups 1-10

4:30-5:00
Summation and Closing Ritual

Chinelo Chikelu,

Leadership Newspaper

Day 2

FIRDAY
August 5
2022

Sand Dunes

Day 3

SATURDAY
August 6
2022

Time
Activity
Anchor
9:00-9:30
morning session
Mass

Most Rev Anselm Umoren, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Abuja

9:30-9:40
Sign-in and Welcome
12:30-12:45
Break
9:40-10:00

Goodwill Message

Most Rev Anselm Umoren

11:00-12:30
Film Screening
(with snack break) 

Babbette’s Feast

12:45-1:15
Catholic Bioethics and Knowledge Gap in the Catholic Moral Tradition

Rev Joseph Obada, Archdiocese of Abuja

1:15-1:45
Art Exhibition: The State of Catechesis in Nigeria

Venny Artz

1:45-2:30
Breakout Sessions

Groups 1-10

2:30-3:30
Keynote: Lay Theologians: Africa’s Theological Deficit – Challenges and Prospects

Rev Prof Paulinus Odozor, C.S.Sp., University of Notre Dame

3:30-4:00
Summation and Wrap-up

Rev Joachim Ozonze, University of Notre Dame

4:00-5:00
Closing Ceremonies/Dinner

Racheal Okenwe, Soloist,

Arome Shaibu, Organists,

Chika Kamalu, Violinist

10:00-11:00

Round Table: Catholic Education and Catechesis in Nigeria: Successes, Challenges, and Prospects

Rev James Akpaamo, Abuja Archdiocese,

Oby Chris-Chukwu, St Aloysius School, Garki,

Eucharia Ejike, Regina Pacis College, Garki

Francis Ogbu, Holy Trinity Parish, Maitama

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