Fides School of Theology Holds Maiden Public Lecture/Seminar

By Adejumoke Aminat Alebiosu and Marcellinus Chiagozie Uzuanwn

Fides School of Theology Fides School of Theology Awka, November 26, held a public lecture/seminar on “New Evangelization in Politics and Governance in Nigeria’, as well as the matriculation and commissioning of new evangelizers of 2021/2022 Academic Year

The event, which saw the matriculation of five students and graduation of 26 graduates, started with a Holy Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Awka Anambra State

Speaking during the Homily, Kes. Fr Jugl Okechukwu, a former Director of the school. couraged the congregation to portray true evangelization, especially to people who were not there.

The world is coming to an end; no one knows what is going to happen tomorrow. It is therefore our duty to evangelize in a time like this, he said.

Talking to Fides Media, Rev. Fr Celestine Muonwe, Director, Fides School of Theology, explained the reason for the maiden lecture. His words. “Pope Paul VI had demanded that every strata of society be evangelized, including politics, law, education, science and technology. In my obedience with the passion I have for new evangelization, we organized this and we had to choose the theme. “New Evangelization in Politics and Governance in Nigeria: he said.

While addressing the newly commissioned evangelizers, he appreciated them for making themselves available for formation and asking them to move out with the power the Holy Spirit to do the work of evangelization which they had been he said. commissioned for.

He also encouraged the matriculated students to emulate what he described as the hard work of the new evangelizers, emulate their commitment and replicate the success they achieved in their years of studies so they could be good ambassadors of the school.

His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, while giving the keynote address. congratulated the students;

both the new and commissioned evangelizers, and explained the essence of acquiring such knowledge.

“The Church believes strongly that her members must be educated properly, not only about things in society. but also about life in general,’

Rev. Fr Prof. B.A.C. Obiefuna. Professor of Religion, Society and Human Relations, Nnamdi Azikwe University. Awka, gave a lecture on “The Role of Christian Values in Entrenching the Culture of Merit in Politics”, where he discussed the need to appreciate and use Christian values to cultivate the culture of merit in the country’s politics.

Another lecture by Prof Christian Chukwunwuba

Nweke, Professor of Social Psychology, Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, on the topic, “Perception and Abuses of Money in the Political/Electoral Process of Nigeria: Implications for Governance and National Development”, he discussed the dangers facing Nigeria today as a result of what he called excessive monetization of the political system, especially the electoral process.

The panelists included Dr Alex Obiogbolu, SSA to the Governor of Anambra State on Politics and Prof. Fidelis Ayamelu. Professor of Philosophy. Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka