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OCMS ALUMNUS INSTALLED AS NEW RECTOR
The Theological Institute of the Pentecostal Union of Romania has installed former OCMS scholar Corneliu Constantineanu as their new Rector. The newest member of the OCMS faculty, Dr Bill Prevette, who has deep roots of his own in Pentecostal evangelism in Romania, participated in the installation at Popa Nan earlier this October. He commented: ‘With 3000 Pentecostal churches in this country, the appointment of a progressive Pauline scholar to the role of Rector heralds what must be a new era in church leadership in Romania. The Pentecostal Union, strong in church planting to date, will, under Constantineanu’s wing, be encouraged to develop its social engagement in a country crying out for incisive and relevant ministry at all levels of society.’
OCMS Alumnus, Dr Corneliu Constantineanu, pictured at the launch of his book on Paul and social reconciliation earlier this year, with his Director of Studies, Professor Haddon Wilmer.
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OCMS SCHOLAR SPEAKS AT PACANET CONFERENCE, UGANDA.
OCMS student Bishop Joshua Banda of Northmead Assemblies of God Church in Lusaka, Zambia, was last week invited by the Ugandan based Pan-African Christian AIDS Network (PacaNet) to present a paper.
PacaNet convened more than a dozen African theologians engaged in HIV/AIDS research to form an African ‘Think Tank’, dedicated to generating robust research and reflection focused on the Christian response to HIV/AIDS across the continent.
Based on the theme of the ‘Think Tank’ meeting, Joshua Banda’s Paper was entitled: 'Ethno-Cultural Factors and HIV/AIDS in Zambia: do they fuel the spread, or could they be anchors upon which to positively base the response?' The paper featured current empirical data of the AIDS epidemic in Zambia, highlighted its complex geographic heterogeneity, and illustrated the role of theology and the Church in the Zambian national response.
PacaNet is reported to be considering publishing a volume containing the collection of papers presented at this historic meeting, which was held at Paraa Lodge, 300 Kilometers North-west of Kampala, over looking the Nile river.