Eldoret, 01 October, 2019 / 1:29 am (ACI Africa).
The reality of witchcraft in Africa and the place of faith in healing were among the highlights of the just concluded conference that brought together African scholars to present thematic studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa’s (CUEA) Gaba Campus in Kenya’s city of Eldoret, the conference convener told ACI Africa.
“Witchcraft is a pertinent issue, it is realistic,” Fr. Dr. Jordan Nyenyembe told ACI Africa in an exclusive interview.
“Members through presentations came to know that we need to do more on witchcraft to enlighten (and) to engage our people in concrete situations that they live in not saying that witchcraft is something not realistic,” Fr. Nyenyembe explained referring to the insights gathered during the three-day conference that brought together scholars from Eastern Africa countries.
He also identified the place of faith in the healing ministry of the Church as a key highlight from the conference.
“Some Churches preach that only faith is enough for healing and this conference has reminded the people that not all kind of sickness will be healed by faith alone,” Tanzanian-born Fr. Nyenyembe told ACI Africa and added, “scientific and professional healing is also needed to complement.”