By Kelly Bernstein
On Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Atlantic Northeast District office in Elizabethtown, Pa., Dr. Musa Mambula will teach about Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). He will speak about EYN in an age of persecution and terrorism, facing the challenges of Boko Haram, and building Christian/Muslim relations.
Mambula also will also focus on the Christian and Muslim perspectives on peace, the biblical concept of peace, the roles of women and youth in peace building, and barriers and strategies for peace building.
In an interview in 2009 in Lancaster Online, Mambula commented: “In the challenges we are passing through, I am emphasizing our peace stand: tolerance, respect for each others’ religions, dialogue and community--showing real, deep love for our neighbors. We do not believe in retaliation. We must show love, compassion and forgiveness and preach peace.”
Mambula is son to one of the first Church of the Brethren mission evangelists to the Kanmue tribe in Adamawa State, Nigeria, and is a gifted teacher, preacher, administrator, and guidance counselor. He has authored and co-authored more than 40 journal articles and 6 books, and has participated in seminars and workshops at national and international levels. He most recently served as National Spiritual Advisor for EYN, and currently is a visiting scholar at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind.
There is a $40 charge for the event. Lunch is included, and ministers may earn .6 units of continuing education credit. For more information and to register, visit http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=qsqizkxab&oeidk=a07ecpdp9bd3a8039b7 . For more information about Atlantic Northeast District, visit www.ane-cob.org .
-- Kelly Bernstein is communications manager for the Church of the Brethren’s Atlantic Northeast District.