Rev. Ellie Patience Ngwanjie
Rev. Ellie Ngwanjie Patience is the Vicar of the International Cathedral of Alandao, Central African Republic. He has served as Rector of Sanchal Mobuye Parish and Vicar of Christ the King Cathedral in Kadongo, Zangibu. He is an ordained deacon and elder. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theology, specializing in philosophy from the Seminary of St Mark in Bangui, Central African Republic. He has undertaken further religious studies in Kenya, Cameroon and Rwanda with the order of the Brothers of Marist. He speaks his native Sango, French and English. He is a teacher and lecturer on sacraments, the bible and religious studies. His home institute promotes interreligious dialogue trainings and they have hosted advocacy events, calling for IRD and ICD.
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
Training of Teachers in Interreligious Dialogue
The goal of this training is to educate fifteen primary school teachers in interreligious dialogue in Gbango from 25 till 29 June 2018.
The focus group are pupils and teachers, the latter ensuring to show that all pupils are Centralafricains. Muslims are Central Africains even though they practice Islam and they have to be considered as citizens instead of strangers. Many children perceive them as strangers/foreigners. Once trained, these teachers shall convey the message of interreligious dialoque and religious identity to their pupils, supported by two facilitators.
The impact will be to improve peaceful and harmonious coexistence among the pupils of different faiths and denominations.