Woolman Peacemaking Forum

Woolman Peacemaking Forum speaker Victor NakahGeorge Fox University will host Victor Nakah, a Presbyterian pastor and president of Theological College of Zimbabwe, for its annual John Woolman Peacemaking Forum March 9-10.

Nakah will speak in a 10:40 a.m Monday, March 9, chapel and present the Woolman lecture, "Jesus, the Ancestor of Peace," that evening at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. He also will speak in classes during his visit.

Since 2002, Nakah has served as president of the Theological College of Zimbabwe (TCZ), located in Bulawayo, the second largest city in the southern African country. He is passionate about the need to develop Christian leaders committed to effective leadership and ministry in both the church and society.

He received a bachelor’s degree in theology from TCZ in 1998 and a Master of Theology degree from the University of South Africa in 2002. In 2007, he completed his Doctor of Theology program at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town. His research thesis was “Evangelical Christianity and African Culture: A Critical Assessment of the Salvific Significance of the Cross of Christ in Shona Culture.”

In 1998, Victor joined the TCZ faculty as a lecturer in systematic theology and Christian education, and in 2002 was named president of the college.


Monday, March 9
10:40-11:30 a.m.
“The Greatest Commandment,” Victor Nakah
Bauman Auditorium, chapel

12:45-3:45 p.m.
“The Imprint of Colonialism in Zimbabwe,” Victor Nakah
Portland Center, American Church History class

1:40-2:30 p.m.
“Beyond Our Differences,” DVD with comments from faith leaders
Discussion led by Kendra Irons, associate professor of religious studies
Hoover 206, World Religions class

3-4 p.m.
“Humanitarian Work in Southern Africa”
Jan Siemens, Mennonite Central Committee
Stevens 101

6-7 p.m.
Informal Meal With Victor Nakah
Bruin Den Annex
$5 per person, R.S.V.P. to Center for Global Studies, 503-554-2685

7:30-9 p.m.
The Woolman Lecture: “Jesus, the Ancestor of Peace,” Victor Nakah
Calder Lecture Hall, Lemmons 8; reception follows
Tuesday, March 10
2:45-4 p.m.
“Possibilities for Peacemaking in Zimbabwe,” Victor Nakah
Stevens 109, International Conflict and Peace class

For more information on the event, contact Lon Fendall at 503-554-2685.