Kwame Bediako Memorial Lectures

The 13th Kwame Bediako Memorial Lecture (KBML) will be delivered on Wednesday, 9th June 2021 by Rev. Dr. Femi B. Adeleye (Director Institute for Christian Impact [] and a Research Fellow at ACI) on the theme, The Gospel and Christian Witness in the Public Sphere: Perspectives from the Thought of Kwame Bediako. 

The video of the lecture is found below and will be available on the ACI YouTube channel (

Previous Lectures

1. 2009 Very Rev. Prof. J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon. Who Do You Say That I Am? Revisiting Kwame Bediako's Responses to an Eternal Christological Question.

2. 2010 Prof. Lamin Sanneh
, Yale Divinity School, University of Yale. Christianity and Citizenship.

3. 2011 Rev. Prof. B. Y. Quarshie
, Rector, Akrofi-Christaller Institute. The Bible in African Christianity: Kwame Bediako and the Reshaping of an African Heritage.

4. 2012 Prof. Andrew F. Walls
, Emeritus Professor of the Akrofi-Christaller
Institute and also Professor of History of Missions at Liverpool Hope University, UK. The Christian Chapter of the History of African Religion.

5. 2013 Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante
, Former Presiding Bishop, The Methodist Church Ghana, Chairman, National Peace Council of Ghana. Interpreting and Articulating the Faith: Lessons from Early Christian History for Africa Today.

6. 2014 Rev. Dr. Mrs. Ernestina Afriyie
, Senior Research Fellow, Chaplain
and Dean of Students, ACI. Christ, Our Perfect Sacrifice: The Odwira Festival and Christianity in Contemporary Ghana.

7. 2015 Most Rev. Dr. R. Aboagye-Mensah
, Former Presiding Bishop, The Methodist Church Ghana, Dean, Faculty of Theology and Mission, Pentecost University College, Accra. Saint Anthony of Africa: Lessons for African
Christians Today.

8. 2016 Rev. Prof. John Azumah
, Director of the Sanneh Institute, Professor of World Christianity and Islam, Columbia Theological Seminary, Adjunct Lecturer, ACI. Boko Haram Explained – Lessons for our Time.

9. 2017 Prof. Allison M. Howell
, Associate Professor / Adjunct Lecturer, ACI, an expert in Theology and the Environment. African spirituality and Christian ministry: 'Discerning the signs of the times' in our environment and community.

10. 2018 Prof. Tite Tienou
, Dean Emeritus and Research Professor of Theology
of Mission, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, USA. Church and Theological Education: Legacies of The African Theological Initiative.

11. 2019 Rev. Prof. Phillip Tetteh Laryea,
Dean of Accredited Studies, ACI. Language, Education and Nation Building: A Historical, Cultural and Theological Appraisal.

12. 2020 Rev. Dr. Solomon Sule Saa, Director CISEA / Dean of Continuing Education, ACI. The Power of Mother-Tongue Scriptures: Changing Perceptions of Christianity among the Dagomba and the Konkomba as a Consequence of their Mother-Tongue Scriptures.
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