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Under the auspices of the Jesuit Hekima University College, Nairobi the African Consortium of Law and Religion(ACLARS) is holding their annual meeting 15 – 18 May. This year’s theme is that of “Law, Religion, Health and Healing in Africa” which is particularly apt given the recent and ongoing pandemic. The role of women and the place of the family, covid vaccine hesitancy, African independent churches, traditional healing and medicine, gender violence and the legal regulation of health are just some topics among the many being discussed.

Hekima University College is the largest English-speaking Jesuit theology college in Africa with over fifty Scholastics and other Religious and is delighted to be hosting this conference as it brings together over one hundred religious, government, senior academics and others from across the globe. We are especially pleased that there will be many from across the continent itself who are familiar with health and healing at the grass roots level.

The conference is being hosted for the College by Dr James Campbell, SJ and will include talks given by Dr Orobator, SJ, President of JCAM, and Dr Okoria, SJ, College Principal.