The Rev. Laurenti Magesa

The Reinhold Niebuhr Institute of Religion and Culture Presents

The Rev. Laurenti Magesa

"The Face of Christianity in East Africa"

Laurent Magesa


Tuesday November 11th, 2003
4:00 P.M.
Sarazen Student Union, 241
Siena College




Free and Open to the Public

The Rev. Laurenti Magesa is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Musoma, Tanzania, presently on sabbatical at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Glenville.  Prior to that he was the pastor of two parishes with 10 out-stations in the Musoma Diocese.  He has a Ph.D. in Moral Theology from St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada, and taught from 1986-92 at the Catholic University of East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, where he also served as a lecturer at the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies.  He was a visiting lecturer at the Maryknoll School of  Theology, Maryknoll, New York, in 1994 and at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1995.  He is the author of several books, including African Religion: The Moral Traditions of Abundant Life (Orbis, 1997), and many articles on African theology, moral theology, and social ethics.