Peter Obi enrolls for CIWA Theology Week with Rev. Fr. Dr. Cosmas Ebebe teaches Churches on How to use the New Media Effectively

www.odogwublog.com reports that the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has called on all segments of the society, especially the Church to see the advent of the new media as another channel through which humanity would be enriched.

Obi was speaking at the ongoing 28th CIWA Theology Week, organized by the Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt.

Speaking on the theme of the event entitled: “Theology, Catechesis and the New Media in Africa Today.” Obi said that since creation that the media, no matter how developed it was at any given epoch, played important role in civilization and the evangelization of the peoples.

He said that the role had not changed and was only adapted according to the development in communications that is now driven by advancement in information and communication technology.  Obi said that by its very nature, that the New Media had made the World a global kitchen and that the responsibility of those at her service was to make sure it was exploited towards achieving what would be of benefit to humanity.

Obi also called on the Church to become more alive to her responsibilities as the conscience of the nation by being in the forefront of speaking out through the instrumentality of the new media in condemnation of the ills of the society and those that perpetuate them.

 Obi frowned at the practice of allowing those that obviously stole from the society from taking everybody in vain through thanksgiving and other unnecessary celebrations.

In his own paper, the Catholic Archbishop of Benin, Most Rev. Augustine Akabuze said that the Church was always abreast with the development on communications and had been at the forefront of leading the faithful through the right paths such as Papal pronouncements, Encyclicals and synodal releases.

Many personalities, including four bishops, monsignors, priests, religions and Prof Pat Utomi, among many other lay faithful, attended the opening ceremony at the premises of the Catholic Institute of West Africa.

The coordinator of the Theology Week, Rev. Fr. Dr. Cosmas Ebebe thanked all those that honoured the invitation. He said the students collectively yearned to listen to Mr. Peter Obi and were glad that he did not disappoint them.

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The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi (Left), with Prof. Pat Utomi (left) at the ongoing 28th CIWA Theology Week, organized by the Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt.



Peter Obi enrolls for CIWA Theology Week with Rev. Fr. Dr. Cosmas Ebebe teaches Churches on How to use the New Media Effectively Peter Obi enrolls for CIWA Theology Week with Rev. Fr. Dr. Cosmas Ebebe teaches Churches on How to use the New Media Effectively Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 Rating: 5

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