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Rev. Francis Wade, S.J. Lecture

Rev. Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, S.J., will discuss "Animism revisited: Wangari Maathai, Benedict XVI, Francis, and the cultivation of ecological virtues" on Wednesday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites.

Father Orobator will examine indigenous religious traditions in Africa, caricatured by missionary Christianity as animist. He will explore the resemblance which beliefs and practices that honor the earth and promote the integrity of creation, bear to the ethical principles, values, and virtues essential for sustainable solutions to the present ecological crisis, in the writings of Nobel Laureate Wangari Mathaai, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis.

Father Orobator, the Rev. Francis Wade, S.J., chair in the Department of Theology, served as provincial superior of Eastern Africa Province of the Society of Jesus (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan) from 2009-2014. A Nigerian, Father Orobator is president/principal of Hekima University College Jesuit School of Theology and Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Nairobi, Kenya.