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TSI Monthly Virtual Lecture Series – 2021

TSI Monthly Virtual Lecture Series – 2021

In partnership with the Project on Religious Freedom & Society in Africa at the Yale Macmillan Centre, The Sanneh Institute (TSI) launched a monthly virtual lecture series and panel discussions to address different topics and issues that are of shared interest and concern to the different religious groups in Africa. These lectures are meant to inform the general African public and beyond on the various issues, and to generate conversations around the topics for the sake of development and meaningful socio-religious transformation.

The lectures are on the Last Wednesday of every month beginning January 2021. The series are conducted via ZOOM, streamed live on the TSI Facebook page and recorded for hosting on the TSI website for a wider audience.

The list of topics planned for 2021 are as follows:

January
"Religious Observance and Pandemics: COVID-19 and the Christian Experience"

February
“Religious Observance and Pandemics: COVID-19 and the Muslim Experience”

March
“Mental Health, Faith Healing and Prayer Camps in Africa”

April
“Witchcraft accusations in Ghana: To Close or Not to Close the Witch Camps?”

May
“Religion, family planning and abortions in Africa”

June
“The Church and the state in a multi-party Democracy”

July
“The Mosque and the state in a multi-party Democracy”

August
“The Chief and the state in a multi-party Democracy”

September
“Religion and Corruption in Africa: A Christian Perspective”

October
“Religion and Corruption in Africa: An Islamic Perspective”

November
“Boko Haram: An Islamic or Terrorist Group?”

December
“Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam”