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Celebrating 50 Years of Vatican II, Sept. 28

  • 10:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Various Locations at Duquesne

Challenges and Contributions of the African Church

Friday, Sept. 28 - Morning: Power Center Ballroom

10 a.m.: Why Celebrate 50 years of Vatican II; Challenges/Contributions of the African Church

  • Laurenti Magesa: Preconciliar, Conciliar and Post-conciliar African Theology
  • Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor, From Theology in Africa to African Theology

Friday, Sept. 28 -  Afternoon: Wolf Auditorium, Bayer Hall

1 to 2:30 p.m.: Interreligious Dialogue

  • Michael McCabe - Interreligious Dialogue, Impact on the World and African Church

2:30 p.m. Coffee Break

2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Marriage and Family

  • Benezet Bujo (Fribourg-Suisse): Vatican II and the Challenge of Marriage and Family in Africa and the World
  • Response (Challenge/Counterpoise) (David T. Ngong, Alabama): Vatican II, Marriage-procreation, and Childless Marriage of Christians in Africa

4 to 5 p.m. Panel Discussion

Saturday, Sept. 29

2 to 4 p.m. Presentation - Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center

  • Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson,President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace: "Vatican II and the Challenge of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation in Africa"

5:30 p.m. Conference Mass - University Chapel, Administration Building

  • Cardinal Turkson Presiding