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14th Annual Figel Event for Ecumenism
featuring the Ecumenism Award Recipient
Thursday, February 3
Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith
Senior Associate for Pan African and Orthodox Faith Engagement at Bread for the World
The Hope of Pan African Peoples and
the Contradiction of Visible Unity Deferred:
“Ubuntu” as a Vision for Christian Unity
Dr. Walker-Smith will critically examine contradictions in the current vision of Unity in the Ecumenical movement, from the perspective of African churches and ecclesial communities. She offers a vision of the African value of “Ubuntu” (which affirms the core humanity that each person has as bound up with the humanity of others) as a model for the future of Ecumenism.
Join us for Ecumenical Prayer Service (6:00) lead by the Consortium Student Board, presentation of the Ecumenism Award (6:35) the Figel Address (6:45) by Dr. Walker-Smith, response (7:25), and discussion. Adjourn by 8:15.
Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith is the Senior Associate for Pan-Africa and the Orthodox Faith. She brings extensive global, national and local experience as a faith and public engagement thought leader, journalist, speaker, broadcaster, scholar, preacher and author. President Clinton, Senator Richard Lugar, former Indiana Governor (VP) Mike Pence and two of her alma maters, Yale University Divinity School and Kent State University have awarded her with high distinctions of leadership. She received her doctorate degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and is former Executive Director/Minister of the Church Council in Greater Indianapolis, Indiana, member of the Home Mission Board for the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., a World Council of Churches (WCC) and National Council of Churches Governing Board Member, a President of Historic Black Churches at one of the widest represented bodies of national churches and their related networks of Christianity in the USA, Christian Churches Together (CCT). Most recently, she was selected to be a member of the Preparatory Working Group for the new United Nations Permanent Forum of People of African Descent.
Figel Virtual Event for Ecumenism February 3 2022