A billion reasons to believe in Africa: The long march from “the hopeless continent” to “the spiritual lung of humanity”.
Join us for the 2013 Pope Paul VI Memorial lecture by Fr Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ (Provincial of East Africa Jesuit Province) and chaired by Shelagh Fogarty.
Friday 18th October, 7pm, at The Greenwood Theatre, King’s College London, 55 Weston Street, SE1 3RA
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When we think of Africa, how many of us see the stereotyped vision of a dusty, hot place filled with people struggling to survive? How can this Africa possibly find a way out of its situation? Or has it now thrown off its “hopeless continent” image? And how can we apply the teachings of the Catholic Church to the issues of development and social advancement? In his lecture Fr Orobator will look beyond the stereotypes of Africa to explore turning points in the continent’s history, its contribution to the wider world and reasons for hope in its future.