April 19 2010Social Policy Connections, in association with Act for Peace, was pleased to welcome Revd. Dr. Andre Karamaga to the Study Centre of Yarra Theological Union on April 19 2010.
Dr Andre Karamaga is a Rwandan Presbyterian minister. He is currently General Secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches, which represents 173 churches and Christian organisations from 40 African countries, with 140 million adherents. This wss Dr Karamaga’s first visit to Australia, where he has been presenting talks on the issues facing Africa, and the response of All Africa Conference of Churches.
His talks include the issues of climate change and aid effectiveness, as well as the church’s role in peacekeeping on a continent where many countries are still in the grip of civil war. In this area Dr Karamaga is able to draw from his own personal experiences as a Rwandan leader, who lost family during the genocide. His lecture delivered to Social Policy Connections was entitled “New Hope for Africa: the churches’ role in peacemaking and development’.
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to read an interview with Dr.Karamaga in the Age.
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