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Faculty of

Theology

Introduction

The CUEA Faculty of Theology is under the direction of the Holy See, governed by the Apostolic Constitution Veritatis Gaudium and grants ecclesiastical degrees. The Faculty collaborates closely with the Congregation for Catholic Education – Rome, producing innovative graduates for the Church and Society. The graduates are employed in Church institutions, seminaries and houses of formation. The Faculty which attracts students from AMECEA region and beyond has continued its tradition of quality research and publishing through the Faculty Journal, African Christian Studies. The journal attracts researchers from within and outside the Faculty and CUEA Faculty members actively participate in conferences, seminars, public lectures and workshops in and outside the University. The Faculty has also published quality books under the series, Studies in African Christian Theology. The Faculty Interdisciplinary Theological Session is held every year and proceedings are published.

Rev. Prof. Richard N. Rwiza

Email: dean_theology@cuea.edu
Call: 0709691201

About the Dean

He is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Arusha, Tanzania. He holds a Doctorate (STD) in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (2003); Masters in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of Leuven (1998); Licentiate in Moral Theology from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya (1992); Advanced Diploma in Theology from St. Paul’s Senior Seminary – Tabora, Tanzania. He is a Moral Theologian whose research and teaching spheres include: Social Teaching of the Church, Nature and Research in Moral Theology, Bioethics, Living and Promoting Justice and Peace, Ethics of Human Rights, and Ecological Ethics. He has a notable interest in African Theology. He has supervised ten (10) doctoral dissertations and thirty-seven (37) licentiate theses. Rev. Prof. Rwiza was a Visiting Professor Fellow in the Jesuit Institute, Boston College, USA (August – December 2019)

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About The Dean

He is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Arusha, Tanzania. He holds a Doctorate (STD) in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (2003); Masters in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of Leuven (1998); Licentiate in Moral Theology from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya (1992); Advanced Diploma in Theology from St. Paul’s Senior Seminary – Tabora, Tanzania. He is a Moral Theologian whose research and teaching spheres include: Social Teaching of the Church, Nature and Research in Moral Theology, Bioethics, Living and Promoting Justice and Peace, Ethics of Human Rights, and Ecological Ethics. He has a notable interest in African Theology. He has supervised ten (10) doctoral dissertations and thirty-seven (37) licentiate theses. Rev. Prof. Rwiza was a Visiting Professor Fellow in the Jesuit Institute, Boston College, USA (August – December 2019). He was a visiting scholar and affiliate staff in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Glasgow, Scotland (2016/2017).

Rev. Prof. Rwiza has an enormous combination of pastoral and academic experience. He has a considerable amount of publications, including 3 books and over 20 book chapters, and various articles published in several international and local peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Rwiza is a renowned author of a unique work: Ethics of Human Rights: The African Contribution. This publication goes to the root of human rights in the African context in a refreshing manner. It captures the views of some of the original thinkers on the concept, who have been completely ignored in the mainstream human rights discourse. His recent work is, Environmental Ethics in the African Context, This remarkable contribution continues to fill an existing gap in the literature taught in applied ethics courses in the African and Christian contexts. Rev. Prof. Rwiza is a member of various professional organizations, including Catholic Theologian Ethics in the World Church, Association of African Theologians (AAT/ATA), Globethics.net. He has also periodically served as Secretary-General of the Archdiocese of Arusha (2003-2007) and Head of Department of Moral Theology (2008-2017).

Programs

Certificate & Diploma
-Diploma in Theology
Undergraduate
-Bachelor of Theology
-Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology
Postgraduate
Master of Theology with specialization in;
-Biblical Theology
-Dogmatic Theology
-Spiritual Theology
-Pastoral Theology
-Moral Theology
-Sacred Liturgy
Licentiate in Sacred Theology with specialization in;
-Biblical Theology
-Dogmatic Theology
-Moral Theology
Doctor of Philosophy in Theology with a specialization in;
-Biblical Theology
-Dogmatic Theology
-Spiritual Theology
-Pastoral Theology
-Moral Theology
-Sacred Liturgy
Doctorate in Sacred Theology with specialization in;
-Biblical Theology
-Dogmatic Theology
-Moral Theology

Key Achievements

 
  1. The Faculty has continued close collaboration with the Congregation for Catholic Education – Rome.
  2. The Faculty produces competent, productive and innovative graduates for the Church and Society. Some are employed in Church institutions, seminaries and houses of formation.
  3. The Faculty attracts students from the AMECEA region and beyond.
  4. The Faculty has continued its tradition of quality research and publishing through the Faculty Journal, African Christian Studies. The journal attracts researchers from within and outside the Faculty and CUEA.
  5. Students have researched, in their projects/theses/dissertations, on topical issues challenging AMECEA and beyond.
  6. Faculty members actively participate in conferences, seminars, public lectures and workshops in and outside CUEA.
  7. Faculty members are involved in community service in and outside CUEA. They facilitate pastoral, academic and spiritual activities.
  8. The Faculty has continued to publish quality books under the series, Studies in African Christian Theology through Rev. Prof. Emeritus Charles Nyamiti.
  9. Faculty Interdisciplinary Session is held every year and proceedings are published.
  10. Faculty Scholarship Fund: Established to assist needy students within the Faculty.

Key Facilities

The Faculty enjoys the services of a modern Learning Resource Centre of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa which offers modern facilities in Research Teaching and Community Service.

Faculty Interdisciplinary Sessions And Publications

  1. Faces of African Theology (2003)
  2. Theological Challenges of HIV/AIDS to Eastern Africa (2006)
  3. A Theological Response to the Tragedy of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa. Published (2007)
  4. The Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace (2008)
  5. Celebrating the Jubilee Year of Saint Paul (2009)
  6. “Faithfulness of Christ, Faithfulness of the Priest” 150 years of St. John Marie Vianney (2010)
  7. The Faculty of Theology of CUEA Celebrates the Golden Jubilee of AMECEA (2011)
  8. The Faculty of Theology of CUEA Celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the Convocation of Vatican II (1962-2012) (2012)
  9. A Guide to Research Work and University Studies for the Faculty of Theology (2013)
  10. Search for New Paradigms for Evangelisation in the 21st Century (2013)

Books Under The Series, Studies In African Christian Theology

  1. Studies in Africa Christian Theology: Volume One, Jesus Christ,
  2. The Ancestor of Humankind: Methodological and Trinitarian Foundations (2005),
  3. Studies in African Christian Theology: Volume Two,
  4. Christ, the Ancestor of Humankind: An Essay on African Christology (2006),
  5. Studies in African Christian Theology: Volume Three,
  6. Some Contemporary Models of African Ecclesiology: A Critical Assessment in the Light of Biblical and Church Teaching (2007),
  7. Studies in African Christian Theology: Volume Four,
  8. Christ’s Ancestral Mediation.

About the Department of Pastoral Theology

Pastoral Theology is one of the departments in the Faculty of Theology, the Mother Faculty, of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).

The department has been in existence since the beginning of CUEA in 1984 then as the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIEA), after the approval by the Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education.

Vision of the Department

Pastoral Department: An organ of the Holy Spirit filled family of God, within the CUEA community life and mission, pastorally committed to Holistic Evangelization and Integral Development.

Mission Statement

To liberate and transform God’s family in AMECEA region and beyond to a credible and prophetic witness to Christ’s salvific event, by promoting reverential dialogue, unity, reconciliation, justice, peace and solidarity, through:

  • Promotion of deeper evangelization, constant conversion and prayer, inculturation, ecumenism and inter-religious dialogues;
  • Relevant and quality assurance formation of students in pastoral theology as agents of evangelization;
  • Continued research on revitalizing and fostering the role of small Christian Communities in evangelization and community service;
  • Research and publications on the pastoral challenges affecting the Church and society in AMECEA countries and Africa;
  • Empowering the laity, clergy, religious men and women to play their active role in the Church and society.
The Mandate of the Department:

The mandate of the department is of a pastoral and academic nature and includes the following:

  • Teaching, research, publication and community outreach;
  • Studying priority pastoral challenges in the Church and society and proposing common strategies to respond to them at different levels;
  • To collaborate in evaluating the pastoral programmes of common interest in the AMECEA countries;
  • To undertake pastoral research in areas of common interest and analysis of important data for the AMECEA countries and beyond;
  • To promote human rights, justice and peace, freedom of religion, advocacy for the oppressed and good governance through teaching, research, publications, community service and building;
  • To coordinate and make regular evaluation of its programmes and activities and take appropriate action in line with the vision, mission and action plan of the Faculty of Theology and the Univer

About the Department of Moral Theology

Moral Theology Department is the research, teaching and community services department in the Faculty of Theology at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. It has existed since 1984 then the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIA) now known as The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) whose philosophy stresses free search for the whole truth about nature, humanity, and God.

Our MottoChrist, Our hope and strength of our faith

Our Vision: To be a world-class theological department preparing creative and competent moral theology alumni in the light of Catholic moral tradition and social thought.

Our Mission: To promote critical approach to moral issues and morally responsible practice in teaching, learning, research, and community engagement through:

  • Engendering a culture of reading and of being current with moral theological research and literature.
  • Promoting mentorship and training transformed moral theological researchers and professionals of institutions of higher learning, major seminaries, and religious institutes.
  • Developing holistic moral theological education and new perspectives to teaching among faculty.
  • Promoting critical thinking and writing in Catholic moral theology among faculty and students.
  • Creating interdisciplinary and intra-disciplinary research and learning.
  • Providing connection (networking), collaboration and psychological support to each other.

Our Mandate: The academic staff and students in the Department of Moral Theology believe that human persons make themselves to be the kind of persons they are, in and through the actions they freely and responsibly choose to do or avoid. In light of this moral conviction, the department is committed to:

  • Teaching, reflective research, publication, and community engagement.
  • Studying and providing solutions to various moral, political, ecological, biomedical, and justice and peace problems in the AMECEA region and beyond.
  • Promoting morality and new evangelization in the AMECEA region and beyond.
  • Making sure the CUEA’s Mission, which is to promote excellence in research, teaching and community service by preparing morally upright leaders based on the intellectual tradition of the Catholic Church, is understood and achieved.

Our Program of Studies: 2 years – Licentiate /Master’s Degrees, & 4 years – Doctorate Degree in Moral Theology in the following areas of specialization: Moral theology of marriage, family and human sexuality; biblical and Patristics’ moral thought; history of moral theology; fundamental moral principles; conscience and moral truth, freedom and law, sin, the moral act; Thomism; morality and the renewal of socio-economic and political life; human dignity and rights in the Catholic social thought; integration of personalism in social ethics, sexual ethics, biomedical ethics; justice and peace; political and environmental/ecological ethics related to Bible and the Catholic social thought; and the integration of post-Vatican II person-centred and community-oriented moral theology which is open to transcendence.

Academic Staff in Moral Theology Department

Head of Department

Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Wabanhu, STB (Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome), Theology; STL/MA (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium), Religious Studies & Moral Theology; STD/PhD (Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium), Moral Theology/Business Ethics.

Full Time Lecturers:

Rev. Dr. Prof. Richard Rwiza, STL (CUEA), Moral Theology; MA (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium), Moral Theology; STD/PhD (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium), Moral Theology/Human Rights.

Part Time Lecturers:

  • Dr. David Mbugua K, OFM cap., STL (Alfonsianum, Rome), Moral Theology; STD (CUEA) Moral Theology.
  • Dr. Samuel Bedijo, OSB, STL (Alfonsianum, Rome), Moral Theology, STD (CUEA), Moral Theology.

Note: All the admissions are dealt with by the Office of the University Registrar.

Contact Us

P.O BOX 62157-00200
Nairobi, Kenya6

+254 (0) 709 691201
deantheology@cuea.edu

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Our Programs
Certificate & Diploma
-Diploma in Theology
Undergraduate
-Bachelor of Theology
-Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology
Postgraduate
Master of Theology with specialization in;
-Biblical Theology
-Dogmatic Theology
-Spiritual Theology
-Pastoral Theology
-Moral Theology
-Sacred Liturgy
Licentiate in Sacred Theology with specialization in;
-Biblical Theology
-Dogmatic Theology
-Moral Theology
Doctor of Philosophy in Theology with a specialization in;
-Biblical Theology
-Dogmatic Theology
-Spiritual Theology
-Pastoral Theology
-Moral Theology
-Sacred Liturgy
Doctorate in Sacred Theology with specialization in;
-Biblical Theology
-Dogmatic Theology
-Moral Theology

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Uniqueness Of The Program

The Faculty of Theology of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa is aware of its aim of profoundly studying and systematically explaining, according to the scientific method proper to it, Catholic doctrine, derived with the greatest care from divine revelation; and of carefully seeking solutions to human problems in the light of that same revelation (Cf. Sap Chr Art.66.) It recognizes its duty to assist the local Churches in the challenging dialogue between faith and culture, between the Church and human society, between the Kingdom of God and the temporal realities through which the human family moves towards its final destiny. It has a role to play in implementing for Eastern Africa the dynamism of the Second Vatican Council. It has taken note of new developments since the approval of the Statutes of the Faculty of Theology by the Congregation for Catholic Education (Cf. Prot.N.279/81/E/107.)

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