Nairobi, 24 July, 2022 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Inviting more Protestant Christians in future Pan-African Catholic Congresses on Theology, Society, and Pastoral Life would expand participants’ perspectives, boiling down to “a more fruitful dialogue”, a Baptist Minister who participated in the July 19-22 Congress in Nairobi has said.
In an interview with ACI Africa on the sidelines of the Catholic Congress that the Pan-African Catholic Theology and Pastoral Network (PACTPAN) organized at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi, the Director of the International Partnerships and minister of Canadian Baptist Ministries, a Baptist mission organization, said reflections on issues such as protection of children and women achieve much more is realized across religious denominations.
In the July 21 interview, Rev. John Chan said in reference to a future Catholic Congress, “Coming from a Protestant side, maybe I don't know if there is another one in the future, if it could also expand to include other Protestant members, even from the African Protestant churches.”
“I'm sure it would be a fruitful dialogue this way,” Rev. Chan said, and added, “I think there's a lot of dialogue and cooperation that's possible in the very practical access level.”
Some of the participants at the pan African Congress on Theology held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa