Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, prepared “Roots and Routes of Justice Ministry in Africa” a keynote address for AFJN’s 30th Anniversary Conference on March 2, 2013. He begins with the roots and routes revealed in the Old Testament and culminates his speech in Jesus Christ. By making the Mission of Christ our own, we see how the three Synods we’re looking at – 1971, 1994 and 2009 – underpin and give direction to the justice ministries of the Church in and for Africa. Finally, we notice what this anniversary reflection indicates about future Christian evangelization for Africa and beyond.  Read the full talk here

Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson’s keynote address was presented by Fr. Richard Baawobr, Superior General of the Missionaries of Africa at the conference since the cardinal was summoned to Rome due to the resignation of Pope Benedict the XVI.  See the video below:

In addition, Fr. Richard offered a reflection on Justice, Peace and Encounter ministry of the Missionaries of Africa through out the continent. See video below: