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Arrupe Jesuit Institute aspires for greater heights – Founding Director

The first Director of the Arrupe Jesuit Institute in Accra, Ghana, Rev. Fr. Kpanie Addy, S.J. has said that the institute aspires to be the premier Catholic think tank and research centre in Ghana in a few years to come. The institute, which is inspired by Christian faith and the quest for social justice, motivated by the vision of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, hopes to achieve this by a number of activities.

The institute, in collaboration with the Catholic Professional Guilds, will have the “Palaver Session”, discussing the topic, Communicating for the Common Good: Challenges and Prospects in Ghana Today, on October 29, 2019, at the British Council Auditorium, Accra. This will be the second edition in the series after the first held in March 2019, where the focus was on professionals in the financial sector and Christian ethics in the financial sector.

Rev. Fr. Kpanie Addy, S.J., said that “the whole idea (of the program) is trying to see how to interface our Christian faith with our professional work as Christians, that our faith has ramifications beyond our churches, (and that) it has to have an influence with society. The Jesuit added that “this is about how Christians in the public sphere can be the salt of the earth and light of the world.”

Arrupe Jesuit Institute, Accra Aspires For Greater Heights

Rev. Fr. Addy, S.J. further stated the upcoming edition will focus on “how communication, taking place in Ghana today can be focused and directed at achieving the common good,, a key principle of Catholic social teaching.” The eminent personalities invited for this session include the Most Rev. Charles Palmer- Buckle, Catholic Archbishop of Cape Coast; Hon Fritz Baffour, former member of Ghana’s Parliament and a communication consultant; Ms. Mawuena Trebarh, business professional in both private and public service; and Mr. Ken Ashigbey, a media and telecom consultant. The host of this session will be Mr. Bernard Avle, broadcast journalist and current host of Citi FM’s morning show.

Source: Andrew Manomey // Radio Angelus

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