Nairobi, 28 February, 2021 / 1:44 pm (ACI Africa).
The need for consistent dialogue among African women regardless of age, cultural, and religious differences has been emphasized at the third edition of the conference on Religions and Gender held in Kenya.
During the Friday, February 26 session of the conference that focused on “Interreligious Dialogue as a Space for Women Representation and Collaboration in Christian Tradition,” Prof. Mary Getui underscored the value of dialogue.
“We can cross cultural and social spaces through dialogue. We can cross the outsider and dynamic barriers through dialogue. Dialogue can lead to the crossing of political barriers,” the Professor of Religious Studies at the Kenya-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) said.
For interreligious dialogue to bear fruit, Prof. Getui who doubles as the Chairperson of the National Aids Control Council (NACC) in Kenya further said, “women regardless of religion” need to appreciate each other’s uniqueness and differences.
Women also need to deepen their personal faith as it will help in appreciating “other faith’s conviction,” the Kenya-based religious studies expert added during the conference that was organized by TUC’s Institute for Interreligious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS).