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The JHIA's Via Veritas Vita project aims to bring together three prominent scholars from Asia, Europe and Africa to reflect on how the traditions of these three continents could contribute towards a common and an enriched understanding of Jesus Christ as "the Way, the Truth and the Life" (John 14:6). This scholarly exercise is being carried out in honour of Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, who inspired the founding of the JHIA. Fr Nicolás will be retiring from office towards the end of 2016. It is his idea that each of the said traditions has something unique to contribute towards a greater knowledge of Jesus: Asian traditions have a certain depth in the understanding of "the Way"; European traditions, "the Truth"; and African traditions, "the Life". Therefore, what Asia has in abundance, Europe, Africa and the world in general are greatly in need of; what Europe has in abundance, Asia, Africa and the world in general are greatly in need of; and what Africa has in abundance, Asia, Europe and the world in general are greatly in need of. This explains the project's full title: The Way, the Truth and the Life: A Confluence of Asia, Europe and Africa in Jesus of Nazareth.

Dr Michael Amaladoss SJ (India), Dr Gerard J. Hughes SJ (Britain) and Prof Laurenti Magesa (Tanzania) have agreed to take up this challenging theological task. Each of them will perform three tasks: first, reflect on the specific aspect of the project from his traditional background; second, present his findings at a conference that will take place in Nairobi (Kenya) on Saturday November 21, 2015; third, basing himself on feedback from the conference, revise his paper for publication and wider circulation in early 2016. From an initial sampling of interest, the conference will attract up to 300 participants. In order to fully implement this project, JHIA is seeking to raise from friends, benefactors and well-wishers a total of $ 32,560.50. For further details about his project, Read more.

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