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    A special congress entitled "Black Africa and the Bible" was held in Jerusalem this week.?

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    A special congress entitled "Black Africa and the Bible" was held in Jerusalem this week. Christian intellectuals from Africa met for five days (23-27 April) with Israeli bible scholars at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute on the Ebrew University's Mount Scopus campus.

    Initiator of the Congress is the Movement of Christian Intellectuals of Africa, who wanted a conference on the meaning of the bible for contemporary Africa. Commenting on the Congress, its Chairman, Professor Werbloweky of Hebrew University, said that Africans are seeking a deepening of their understanding of the bible in terms of African identity.

    Papers were presented by 12 African and six Israeli speakers. Those countries represented at the Congress were: Cameroun, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Great Britain, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tonzania, Togo, Uganda, Upper Volta, Zaire, and of course Israel.

    SYNOPSIS: In Jerusalem this week, Christian intellectuals from Africa met with Israeli bible scholars at a congress entitled "Black Africa and the Bible". One of the main speakers was a representative from Cameroun, Reverend Ngally, Dean of the Faculty for Protestant Theology at Yaounde. Representatives from seventeen African countries were in attendance.

    Initiator of the Congress was the Movement of Christian Intellectuals of Africa, who wanted a conference on the meaning of the boble for contemporary Africa. The Congress involved the entire African Christian intellectual community, Protestants and Catholic alike. The programme included sessions on subjects such as "Reading the Bible in Africa and Problems of Translation and "Universal Aspects of the Message of the Bible."
    Papers were presented by twelve African and six Israeli speakers. Commenting on the Congress, its Chairman, Professor Werblowsky of Hebrew University, said that Africans are seeking a deepening of their understanding of the bible in terms of African identity.

    Professor Rabin, also of Hebrew University and the school's Harry S. Truman Research Institute, where the Congress was held, also spoke to the delegates about the African consciousness and the bible.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE4JVKHQVQVJ2AQ9YGY27A8X73
    Media URN:
    VLVAE4JVKHQVQVJ2AQ9YGY27A8X73
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
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    N/A

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