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FOLORUNSO ALAKIJA INAUGURAL DISTINGUISHED LECTURE ON RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE IN AFRICA

Last week I delivered the welcome and keynote addresses for the Inaugural Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Public Life in Africa at Harvard University Center for African Studies.

The lectures which I endowed, will provide a platform for the Harvard University’s Center for African Studies to connect faith leaders with the Harvard community and beyond in conversations about the constantly shifting and contested boundary between the secular and the sacred, the public and the private.

As an African and a Christian, my religious belief has greatly impacted on both my business and public life. Therefore, I recognise the need for there to be conversations on these topics from the African perspective, and I trust that they will engender a better understanding of Africans, our religions, our challenges and hopefully stimulate thoughts on the way forward.

WELCOME ADDRESS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb3hCzqPb0E

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – PART 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_ani4UEuqg

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – PART 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wzWxjJwz0o