“Biblical reflections on the call and challenge of modern day missions” – Fr. Richard Baawobr

Fr. Richard Baawobr reflects on modern day missions as he addresses Chapel Gathering in the Seminary. Born in Ghana in 1959, Richard Baawobr is a priest member of the Society of Missionaries of Africa. He studied Philosophy in Ghana, Spirituality in Switzerland, Theology at the Missionary Institute of London.

After his priestly ordination, he worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo then studied Bible at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome) before teaching in Tanzania and in the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic Institute of Toulouse (France). He obtained a Doctorate in Biblical Theology from the latter with a Thesis entitled “Quand Jésus prend la parole. Identité du Maître et naissance du disciple en Luc 4,16-30” (2004). He has published commentaries on the Sunday Gospels and on the Second Reading of Sundays for Christian Communities. He has also published articles in other scientific journals.

Since 2004 he has been serving on the general Council of the Missionaries of Africa, first as Vicar General and since 2010 as Superior General.

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in individual chapel listings.