Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Very Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Bonachristus Umeogu celebrates Golden Jubilee, hosts Igbo Renaissance Colloquium

By Francis Emeka on 10/06/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,237

•Very Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Bonachristus Umeogu
•Very Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Bonachristus Umeogu

Igbo Spirit, Destiny and Life (ISDAL), Christian Life and Destiny (CHRISLAD) in collaboration with Communio Sanctorum Ministry International is organising a bash to celebrate  Very Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Bonachristus Uchenna Umeogu’s 50 years birthday anniversary today, Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the Communio Sanctorum Ministry Ground behind Old Tourist Garden, Awka near Old English Hotel.

The group is as well holding a great colloquium for Ndigbo at the same venue tagged 2018 Great Colloquium for Igbo renaissance – Solving the problem of Unity and Division in the Cultural Hermeneutics of Igbo Identity. They are inviting Igbo sons and daughters as well as all Igbo lovers to attend the event scheduled for 10th June, 2018 with 11 am Holy Mass.

The Holy Mass would be presided over by Very Rev Fr Remigus Okafor and Very Rev Fr Nnaemeka Ezeokeke while the Homilist is Very Rev Fr Dr Chika Okapalaike.

Governor Willie Obiano is a special guest while Prof Joseph Ahaneku, Vice Chancellor of Unizik will chair the occasion even as HRH Obi Gibson Nwosu is the royal father of the day. Prof Ike Odimegwu, Dean of Unizik PG School is the Colloquium moderator.

Colloquium participants are Very Rev Fr Msgr Prof Okere, Very Rev Fr Arazu, Very Rev Fr Prof Oguejiofor, Prof Felicia Uchehara, and Mr Chuks Iloegbunam.

Others are Prof Pita Ejiofor, Chief Dr Nkwo Nnabuchi and Dr Dozie Ikedife among others. Very Rev Fr Prof  BonaChristus Umeogu is the host.

According to Bro Damian Ofornagoro, President, Governing Council Communio Sanctorum Ministries International, the summit is to dwell on resolving Igbo ontologies shown in relation to colonisation, Education, Religion, Specialisation, etc, and reach common grounds of, “solving the problem of unity and division in the cultural hermeneutics of Igbo identity.

Bro Ofornagoro informed that Fr Bona as a Catholic Priest, University teacher, Philosopher and Spiritual director of the Communio Sanctorum Ministry International has propounded theories  and principles of cultural hermeneutics that will in their intra, extra, contra, inter, supra and intergo proportions unify these militating factors of qualifications as they qualify and are qualified by Igbo cultural identity, but needed a common ground to unify the theories and principles.

He said Fr Bona was worried in his thesis on cultural hermeneutics and the problem of unity and division in Igbo Identity that the Identity of a people is always a function of their culture, hence he argued that Igbo identity must come from the hermeneutics of Igbo culture.

Fr Bona Umeogu as he is fondly called had said: “Igbo culture is the Igbo way of life interpreted from the identity of Igbo knowledge, belief, law, custom, art, morals and other inclinations, capabilities and traditions acquired and developed by Igbo people as citizens of Igbo land. So Igbo Cultural identity becomes the domain in which theories and practices, impressions and expressions, times and traditions, etc, continue and unite Igbo being and belonging despite the factors that discontinue and divide Igbo cultural essence and existence.

“Igbo Cultural Identity is no longer a homogenous one, because of the onslaught of colonialism, religion, science, modernism, Globalism, etc. The result is that Igbo cultural identity stands divided by these cultural agents of incidence and influence.

“As Professor Chinua Achebe will put it in the tongues and tribe of a character in his Things Fall Apart. They have “put a knife in what held us together and we have fallen apart”.

“With the yawning gap of adequate theory and principles of cultural hermeneutics of the intra, extra, contra, inter, supra and integro, the cultures of colonialism, modernism, Science, religion, etc, divided the cultural identity of the Igbo person, in such a way that the Igbo who is educated became different from the Igbo who became uneducated, and the Igbo who became a Christian became different from the Igbo who is a pagan and the Igbo scientist became different from the Igbo who is a scientist by European or American or Asian standards and the Igbo who is colonised became different from the uncolonised barbarian  Igbo, and the Igbo who is a native doctor became different from the Igbo who became a medical doctor.

“But there is a paradox to all these: that in all these dividing dimensions the same Igbo Person, the same Igbo people, the same Igbo race, the same Igbo nation “is” involved. We are not talking of a divided disunity but of an undivided unity. So if you ask question: who is a native doctor and who is a medical doctor, or who is a pagan and who is a Christian, or who is a barbarian and who is the civilised, etc, the answer must remain – the same Igbo person, the same Igbo people, the same Igbo race, and the same Igbo nation. So these qualifications should stop dividing the Igbo person, the Igbo people, the Igbo race, the Igbo nation. These qualifications should stand to qualify Igbo identity and be qualified by Igbo cultural identity.

“So we need a theory and principles of cultural hermeneutics that will in their intra, extra, contra, inter, supra and intergo proportions unify these militating factors of qualifications as they qualify and are qualified by Igbo cultural identity.”

Source News Express

Posted 10/06/2018 09:13:49 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Money laundering: EFCC tenders list of beneficiaries of...

Buhari approves New Boards for NTA, FRCN, others...

Saudi Arabia disqualifies 3 Nigerian airlines from transporting...

Frustrated participant threatens to kill MMM chiefs •Others...

Army releases 244 repentant Boko Haram insurgents

Fraudster bags 2 years jail term for N.1m...

Former SA President Jacob Zuma fathers child with...

Peter Obi was impeached for refusing to inflate...

FAAC: Buhari orders review of revenue template as...

Airtel wins Pitcher Advertiser Award at Creativity Week...

The dangers of reducing JAMB cut-off marks

Boko Haram kills more than 100, hoists flag...

 

Latest News EFCC fails test of objectivity BREAKING: Victor Moses dumps Nigeria for Chelsea Igbo coalition opts for referendum, demands postponement of 2019 polls APC lawmakers perfect strategies for Saraki’s impeachment Cholera kills 28 in Kano Scarcity of workers hits Nigerian companies •Areas where workers are needed Nigeria’s current leadership has lost focus, vision — IBB Ex-Prisons Controller murdered in his farm Impeachment of Imo Deputy Governor null and void — APGA Guber hopeful PDP vows to resist attempt to rig it out in future elections Airport Commissioning: Bayelsa Information Commissioner inspects state TV mast Woman severely burned as kerosene explosion razes Anambra apartments

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (376,952 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (366,195 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (295,877 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (241,565 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (222,234 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (216,934 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (192,313 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (174,493 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (159,488 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,013 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (152,494 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (142,862 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,451) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (908) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (527) Features (632) Global Business Monitor (294) International (2,267) Interview (161) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (134) News (38,017) Opinion (1,057) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,040) Religion (816) Sports (1,644) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Liverpool Destroying West Ham 4-0 - Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement