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Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace: The Second African Synod

Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace: The Second African Synod

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  • ISBN-13: 9781570759161
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Release Date: Jun 01, 2011
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.90 x 0.60 x 9.10 inches

Overview

African theologians respond to the challenges facing the Catholic Church in Africa in the third millennium.

The book addresses the theme of the Second African Synod Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace in the wider context of globalization, post-modernity, and other pertinent factors that shape the contemporary church and society in Africa. The contributors represent a variety of disciplines.

Ecclesiology and the challenges of reconciliation, justice and peace
The ethics, theology and politics of reconciliation, justice and peace
The scourge of corruption
Restorative justice/conflict resolution
Democratic principles and accountability in the governance of African states
The presence of war and armed conflict
Integrity of the earth: environment, ecology, climate change and the community called church in Africa
The role of the Catholic Church in the public sphere
Gender justice in the church and in African society
Resource extraction and armed conflict
Interreligious dialogue (Christianity, Islam, and African indigenous religion)
Ecumenical relations and the challenge of growing denominationalism
The enduring scourge of poverty, disease and hunger

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