Ouagadougou, 03 February, 2020 / 4:46 am (ACI Africa).
The need to develop initiatives that advance knowledge about dialogue among members of different religions and the new way of being Church in Africa through Small Christian Communities (SCCs) were among recommendations during the French-speaking Africa conference that brought together dozens of participants from 16 countries who deliberated on the contemporary evangelization ministry on the continent.
“At the end of this very instructive and engaging conference, given the quality of the various conferences, ten recommendations were made,” ACI Africa correspondent at the six-day conference held in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, reported.
The conference recommended the development of “a training module in interreligious dialogue” that would see the establishment of programs toward the formation of agents to be engaged in missionary apostolate, “a pedagogy of interreligious dialogue,” as well as the encounter between members of different faiths within “the context of religious pluralism.”
The training module envisaged, ACI Africa correspondent reported, would also see the realization of “a critical approach to the different forms of religiosity and groups and esoteric movements.”
Convened under the theme, "Witnessing, Announcing and Celebrating the Faith in the Mission of Evangelization in Africa Today," the conference that concluded Saturday, February 1 was part of a series of continental conferences by the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) that have been organized for the celebration of last October’s Extraordinary Missionary Month, ACI Africa correspondent reported.