Resources


 

Resources for the 2009 Second African Synod

 

Updated:

Nairobi, Kenya

23 September, 2009

 

The 2009 Second African Synod will take place in Rome on 4-25 October, 2009

on the theme "The Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation, Justice and Peace.”

 

 

1.     Books and Booklets

 

a.      AMECEA Synod Delegates Workshop: Shaping the Prophetic Voice of

 the Region.  Proceedings of the AMECEA Synodal Delegates Workshop. Nairobi, Kenya.  2-

March, 2009 (Nairobi: Privately printed, 2009).

 

b.      The Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation, Justice and

Peace: In Light of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops. The

Proceedings of the 10th Interdisciplinary Theological Session (2008) (Nairobi: CUEA

Publication, 2008).

 

c.       The Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation, Justice and Peace:

Preparing for the Second African Synod. Harare: African Forum for Catholic Social Teaching

 (AFCAST), 2009.

 

d.      A Commentary on the Lineamenta (“Guidelines”). Synod of Bishops

II Special Assembly for Africa. The Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation,

Justice and Peace.  Prepared by the Justice and Peace Commission. Nairobi: Paulines

Publications Africa, 2007. See also the Swahili Version: Ufafanuzi wa Lineamenta.  Mkutano

wa Pili Maalum wa Sinodi ya Maaskofu wa Afrika. Kanisa Barani Afrika Katika Huduma ya

Upatanisho, Haki na Amani. Imetayarishwa na Tume ya Haki na Amani. Nairobi: Paulines

Publications Africa, 2007.

 

e.       Healey, Joseph G. “Innovations and New Trends in Small Christian

Communities (SCCs) in Africa Today,” Hekima Review, 40 (May, 2009), 85-100.

f.        Healey, Joseph. “New Learnings in Animating a Small Christian Communities

(SCCs)  Model of Church in Africa Today,” African Christian Studies (CUEA), 24:2 (June,

2008), 7-37.

 

g.      Healey, Joseph and Laurenti Magesa. Making Africa Matter: Previewing the

2009 African Synod,” Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Website, September, 2009.

http://www.maryknollsociety.org/index.php/articles/2-articles/424-preview-2009-second-african-synod

 

h.       Henriot, Peter and Dominic Liche. Church in Africa: Relevant and

 Credible? The Challenge of the Second African Synod (Lusaka: Jesuit Centre for

Theological Reflection, 2008).  http://www.jctr.org.zm/downloads/2ndAfricanSynodBook.pdf

 

i.        Henriot, Peter. Hopes for the Second African Synod,” Hakimani  e-

Newsletter, September, 2009, 3-4. http://www.jesuithakimani.org/e_news/0909/enews_0909.pdf

 

j.        Henriot, Peter. Second African Synod:  Zambian Pastoral Implications.

Presentation at Diocese of Monze Pastoral Meeting. 12 May 2009.

http://www.jctr.org.zm/Events.html

 

k.       Instrumentum Laboris (“Working Paper”) for Synod of Bishops Second

Special Assembly for Africa. The Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation, Justice and

Peace (Vatican City: Liberia Editrice Vaticana, 2009 and Nairobi: Paulines Publications

Africa, 2009). 

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/synod/documents/rc_synod_doc_20090319_instrlabor-africa_en.html

 

l.        Justice, Reconciliation & Peace. Kenya Lenten Campaign, 2009 (Nairobi: KEC

Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, 2009).

 

m.    Lineamenta (“Guidelines”) for Synod of Bishops Second Special Assembly

for Africa. The Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation, Justice and Peace (Nairobi:

Paulines Publications Africa, 2006).

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/synod/documents/rc_synod_doc_20060627_ii-assembly-africa_en.html

 

n.      Majawa, Clement. African Christian Reconciliation in the Light of Yao

Traditions (Nairobi: CUEA Press, 2009).

 

o.      Mejia, Rodrigo. We are the Church: Sharing in Small Christian Communities

(Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, 2009).

 

p.      Proceedings of the 16th AMECEA Plenary Assembly on “Reconciliation

Through Justice and Peace.” Lusaka, Zambia from 27 June to 7 July, 2008 (Nairobi:

Privately printed, 2008).

 

q.      Rodriguez, Carlos.  “The Second African Synod:  Seeking Reconciliation

Peace for the Continent,” Leadership, July, 2009, 10-13.

http://www.combonimissionaries.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/second-african-synod-leadership-magazine-july-issue.pdf

 

r.       Special Issue of Hakimani: Jesuit Journal of Social Justice in Eastern

Africa, 05/09 (January to June, 2009) on “Promoting Themes of the 2nd African

Synod.” Contains nine special articles on the synod including: Joseph Healey, “Small

Christian Communities (SCCs) Promote Themes of 2009 Second African Synod” (4-11);

Ignatus Ikunza, Overcoming Violence: Complexity, Complacency, or Complicity? A

Reflection on Our Collective Response to Human Catastrophe” (12-32); C.A. Mumma

Martinon, “Women in Conflict Management” (33-39); Joseph Wandera, “Xenophobic

Conflict in Africa: Ethical Implications (40-47); and Andrew Omona David, “Northern

Uganda Peace Process: Why Parties Involved Have Failed To Reach a Compromise” (61-69).

 

s.       Summary of the Instrumentum Laboris 2009. Synod of Bishops

II Special Assembly for Africa. The Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation,

Justice and Peace. Compiled by Paulino Mondo and John Webootsa.  Prepared by the Justice

and Peace Holy Trinity Kariobangi Catholic Parish. Nairobi: Privately Printed, 2009.

 

t.       Thesing, Ken. “Promoting Restorative Justice in Africa,” Maryknoll Fathers &

 Brothers Africa Region Newsletter, June, 2009, 6-7.  http://www.maryknollafrica.org/newsletter/Maryknoll_Africa_2009_June.pdf

 

u.       “Towards the 2nd Africa Synod.” Position Paper of IMBISA (Inter-Regional

Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa) on the 2009 Synod of Bishops Second Special

Assembly for Africa. Harare: Privately Printed 2009.

 

 

2.     Links to Websites

 

Africa Matters: Together with Africa: A Celebration of Hope (sponsored by the Catholic Task Force on Africa --CTFA): http://africanmatters.googlepages.com

African Faith and Justice Network (AFJN): www.afjn.org

African Forum for Catholic Social Teaching: www.afcast.org.zw

AMECEA: http://www.amecea.org

Catholic Information Service for Africa (CISA): http://www.cisanewsafrica.org

Google Search Engine: www.google.com

Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR): www.jctr.org.zm  

Jesuit Hakimani Centre: www.jesuithakimani.org

Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers Africa Region: http://www.maryknollafrica.org

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC): www.maryknollogc.org/togetherwithafricacelebratinghope.html See special section on “Together with Africa: Celebrating Hope”

SECAM/SCEAM: http://www.sceam-secam.org

SEDOS: http://www.sedosmission.org

Vatican: http://www.vatican.va

Vatican Information Service: http://www.vatican.va/news_services/press/vis/vis_en.html

Vatican Roman Curia Synod of Bishops: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/synod/index.htm

ZENIT: http://www.zenit.org