A symposium on Gender, Health and Theology was held for two days from November 28-29 at EGST Assembly Hall.
EGST Council of Owners and Board members, instructors, staff and alumni were among the participants of the symposium. Furthermore, leaders of partner churches, members of training team, staff of mentor mothers’ project, Ministry of Women and Children and other stakeholders took part in the symposium.
The main objective of the symposium is to share and learn how partners were strengthened as change agents in promoting gender equalities and reproductive health to improve the health of women and children through EGST Gender, Health and Theology programme.
Rev. Dr. Misgana Mathewos opened the symposium in a welcoming speech to the representatives of various government offices, church leaders, NGOs, EGST faculty, staff and invited guests to the two-day symposium. In his welcoming address, the Director recalled the first symposium to review the process, challenges and prospects of the projects and to promote the intersection between the academia and community outreach programmes.
In the words of the Rev. Dr. Misgana, “The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST) is an interdenominational Post-graduate institution which was established to serve the Church and Society in Ethiopia and beyond through Theological and Related studies. It offers academic programme in Biblical, Theological, Leadership and management, and Development Studies. The latter, that is MA in Development Studies, is closely integrated with Community outreach projects.”
Among the key issues and implementations of the GHT symposium research papers, testimonials, panel discussions, Photo Exhibition, certificate and awards, networking and partnership opportunities were created.
The two-day workshop came to a successful end with a way forward and closing remark. A Proceeding is expected to be published as an outcome of the symposium.