Nairobi, 07 March, 2023 / 9:50 pm (ACI Africa).
In a move to deepen the engagement in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, the African Synodality Initiative (ASI) is seeking to constitute a team of experts who will be empowered with skills to grow the spirit of synodality in places that have been left behind in synodal conversations.
ASI, a partnership between the Jesuits Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), the Symposium of the Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), and the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA), has scheduled a two-day symposium to take place in Nairobi next week, during which the Synodality Resource Team (SRT) will be constituted.
The three Catholic entities have been working together to generate ideas and resources to support local churches in Africa as they seek to fruitfully and constructively engage in the synodal process.
In a note ASI Program Coordinator shared with ACI Africa ahead of the March 15-16 symposium to be held at Africama House, JCAM headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, ASI members observe that the entity was moving towards sustaining the spirit of synodality “as a habitual way of proceeding in the Church”, among other objectives of its second stage of engagement.