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“I do not belong to myself”: Reflections on African Spirituality and Theology, with Dr. Bienvenu Mayemba


On April 6, Dr. Bienvenu Mayemba gave a lecture entitled “‘I do not belong to myself’: Reflections on African Spirituality and Theology.” Dr. Mayemba is a Jesuit priest and Theologian from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He resides in Abidjan, Ivory Coast where he is the Director of BARAZA, Chair of African Theology, the Coordinator of Academic Conferences, and Professor of Systematic Theology, African Theology and Postcolonial Theory at the Jesuit Institute of Theology and at the Catholic University of Western Africa.

Dr. Mayemba is currently serving as International Visiting Professor of African Religion and Christianity: Theological and Socio-Political Perspectives, at Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley. His talk was sponsored by the Changemaker Fellows 2016 Cohort and the Office of Community Life.

Watch the lecture here:

Reflections on African Spirituality and Theology from Pacific School of Religion on Vimeo.