Augustinian priest from Nigeria leads global dialogue on philosophy

ByAlyssa R. Elliott

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A Catholic priest, who is both president of the Association for the Marketing of African Scientific studies (APAS) and prior provincial of the Nigerian province of the Order of St. Augustine, has created a potent scenario for employing philosophy, faith and culture as melting pots for world dialogue.

Father Anthony Ikechukwu Kanu was addressing the 2022 APAS conference held at Tangaza University College or university, Nairobi, Kenya, May well 24-27.

APAS utilizes analysis to hook up the parts of the African heritage as an instrument of self-recognition and liberation.

It aims to build a system the place researchers and academicians promote new suggestions for the reconstructing, representing, and advertising and marketing of African historical past and cultural.

At the convention which had the theme, “A international Dialogue on African Philosophy, Religion and Lifestyle,” Father Kanu, the convener, expressed gratification that “a lot more than a 100 abstracts have been gathered from unique universities all above Africa and participants scheduled for presentation” ended up on hand to do justice to the concept.

The meeting is bringing with each other students of distinctive tutorial backgrounds from all above the world to examine the impressive tendencies and advances rising in Africa for larger modify and liberty in the persons of the continent.

Papers offered at the conference will be peer reviewed and if approved be released in reputable international journals of African experiments. Sub themes bundled politics, migration, law, heritage, schooling, development, leader corruption, gender issues, human rights.

“In recurring to the latest progress in the association… I discover enough purpose for a renewed expression of gratitude, first to God and then…all the associates of APAS for your openness to new developments and realities,” mentioned Father Kanu.

The APAS president and Augustinian superior recalled that at the 2021 APAS convention users reflected on “African Ideologies, Human Security and Peace-Building…bringing collectively the very best minds from all over Africa who responded to questions that have extensive bordered the human head on protection and peace-setting up.”

Father Kanu said that it was from this conference that “emerged the fruits of our deliberations” in the form of textbooks which aided propagate African philosophy African ideologies and socio-political challenges African faith and culture trends and developments in schooling and management in Africa.”

Apart from the publications APAS floated journals to further more provide this reason: OCHENDO: An African Journal of Innovative Research AKU: An African Journal of Contemporary Analysis Journal of African Research and Sustainable Growth and IGWEBUIKE: An African Journal of Arts and Humanities.