Kwame Bediako Memorial Lectures

This year’s lecture, the 16th in the series, will be hosted at the British Council Hall, Accra and it will be delivered by Dr. Angela Dwamena-Aboagye (Executive Director, The Ark Foundation, Research Fellow, ACI). The lecture will be on the topic “Examining some Feminist Claims against the Christian Faith and Church on Gender Equality: Thoughts of an African Evangelical Christian Woman.

Join us on Wednesday, 5th June 2024 for the lecture which will be streamed online on the Institute's Facebook (@AkrofiChristallerInstitute) and YouTube (Akrofi-Christaller Institute MultiMedia) channels at 5:30 pm (GMT)

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.

13. 2021 Rev. Dr. Femi B. Adeleye (Director Institute for Christian Impact [] and a Research Fellow at ACI). The Gospel and Christian Witness in the Public Sphere: Perspectives from the Thought of Kwame Bediako.

14. 2022 Dr. Yaw Bediako (CEO and Co-Founder Yemaachi Biotech & research Fellow West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCIP)-University of Ghana, Legon) In My Father's Steps: Discerning vocation and building God's Kingdom: How Kwame Bediako's legacy extends to biotechnology.
15. 2023 Prof Joseph Osafo (Professor of Clinical/Health Psychology, Department of Psychology University of Ghana, Legon). Improving Mental Health in Ghana: The Role of the Church and Theological Institutions.

KWAME BEDIAKO: His Life and Legacy. A documentary by Dr James Ault.

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