Nairobi, 21 February, 2021 / 3:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The 2019 Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, has inspired a five-day event to be held at the jointly-owned Catholic University College in Kenya.
Dubbed the “Week of Human Fraternity,” the event has been slated to take place from February 22 at Tangaza University College (TUC), the Nairobi-based Catholic institution jointly-owned by 22 religious orders where students and faculty from over 40 countries interact.
TUC’s Institute for Interreligious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS) is spearheading the initiative.
In his Friday, February 19 message shared with ACI Africa, IRDIS Director, Fr. Innocent Maganya, says the planned events for Week of Human Fraternity include “a series of webinars by scholars from Kenya and Europe reflecting on the idea of universal fraternity, book launches, and concrete activities promoting better understanding amongst all believers.”
On the first day, February 22, a webinar session focusing on the Introduction to Pope Francis’ most recent Encyclical Letter, Fratelli Tutti and its relevance for dialogue has been planned, Fr. Maganya says.