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Regional(Presbytery) Interfaith Workshops

Two Presbytery Interfaith Seminars were held with the Northern and Upper Presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) under the theme: ‘Religions for Peace: Addressing Issues of Religious Fanaticism’. The Northern Presbytery Seminar was held on 26th October 2016 at the Presbyterian Lay Training Centre, Tamale, whereas that for the Upper Presbytery was held on 27th October 2016 at the Catholic Social Centre, Bolgatanga.

The Resource Persons for the Tamale programme were Rev. Peter Atta Ziame, Director of the Presbyterian Lay Training Centre, Tamale, and Alhaji Dr. Hussein Zakaria, Lecturer at University for Development Studies, Tamale Campus. Rev. Prof. Abraham Berinyuu, the Northern Presbytery Director of Ecumenical and Social Relations chaired the programme.

At Tamale, there were about sixty-five (65) participants, which comprised mainly students and teachers from Christian and Islamic Senior High Schools (PRESEC and Al-Saadi SHS), youth and adults from Islamic organizations and various Churches, including the Catholic Church, Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Methodist Church Ghana, Assemblies of God and Lighthouse Chapel International.

Rev. Dr. Solomon Sule-Saa, the Northern Presbytery Chairperson and Dr. M. H. Bolaji, Lecturer, University for Development Studies, Wa Campus were the Resource Persons for the Bolgatanga programme. Rev. Emmanuel B. Atami, the Upper Presbytery Chairperson chaired the programme. At the latter part of each of the seminars, the participants were given the opportunity to ask question and also comment on the theme. The feedback was that of high interest in the subject.

The participants at Bolgatanga numbered about thirty-eight (38), majority being Ministers and Leaders of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in the Upper Presbytery. There were also participants from the Salvation Army Church, Catholic Church and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Ghana.

Updated: 23rd December 2016