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6 Continents | 52 Countries
3,049 Total Unique Visitors
Time Invested
3 Days | 7hrs 53min Avg Watch Time
1,035,463min Total watch time
Participants
33 Speakers | 3k+ Attendants
1,821 Delegates per day

About this event

Setting the Agenda for Engagement

Welcome to the CHURCH AND POLITICS SUMMIT 2021. A 3-day virtual conference set to create meaningful dialogue between the Christian community and the political marketspace.

The world over, politics seems to be the single most dominant determinant of the stability and destiny of nations. Whether in the most advanced nations or in the lowest developing countries, negative politics has resulted in tension, violence and, at times, outright wars.

It’s time for the church to stop playing catch up in these critical conversations, and begin to set the agenda for national conversations.

Welcome, and let’s do this together.

Our Speakers

Christian Political and Church leaders from Kenya and Africa + Globally renowned theologians
H.E President Lazarus Chakwera

H.E President Lazarus Chakwera

President of the Republic of Malawi
Dr. David Oginde

Dr. David Oginde

Bishop Emeritus, CITAM
Gov. Kivutha Kibwana

Gov. Kivutha Kibwana

Governor of Makueni County
Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra

Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra

Secretary for Dialogue & Social Engagement, IFES
Dr. Ron Sider

Dr. Ron Sider

Executive Director, Christians for Social Action
Bob Inglis

Bob Inglis

Executive Director republicEn.org
Rev. Dr. Linda Ochola

Rev. Dr. Linda Ochola

Executive Director of Hatua Trust
Prof. PLO Lumumba

Prof. PLO Lumumba

Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika
Nikki Toyama-Szeto

Nikki Toyama-Szeto

Executive Director Christians for Social Action
Archbishop Anthony Muheria

Archbishop Anthony Muheria

Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Nyeri
Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS

Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS

CEO, Kenya Film Classification Board
Prof. Hellen Sambili

Prof. Hellen Sambili

Chancellor at Garissa University

THE CONVERSATION ? CONTINUES !

After a successful summit, let us now engage..

Event Schedule

Exploring and Discussing Five Key Thematic Issues
  • Rev. Jacqueline Othoro
  • Rev. Patrick Kuchio
MCs for the day

Rev. Patrick Kuchio & Dr Jackie Othoro

Head of Missions at CITAM
  • Dr. David Oginde
  • Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia
Opening Session
8:30am - 10:30am

The Kenya Scenario – Bishop Dr David Oginde
● The Role of the Church in Promoting Peace and Cohesion in the Nation - Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia

Opening Address: TBC

Bishop Emeritus, CITAM
National Chairman, NCIC
  • Dr. Oliver Kisaka
  • Gov. Kivutha Kibwana
  • Mr. Simon Mbevi
  • Rev. Dr. Linda Ochola
Thematic Session 1 - The Church as a Citizen
11:00am - 1:00pm

Main Presenter: Dr. Oliver Kisaka
● Discussants: H.E Prof Kivutha Kibwana, Pastor Simon Mbevi, Dr Oliver Kisaka
● Moderator: Rev Dr Linda Ochola

Managing Director, CORAT
Governor of Makueni County
Executive Director, Transform Nations
Executive Director of Hatua Trust
  • Bob Inglis
  • Dr. Ron Sider
  • Nikki Toyama-Szeto
  • Rev. Adam Taylor
The Global Scenario
3:00pm - 5:30pm

Main Presenter: Dr Ron Sider
● Discussants: Rep. Bob Inglis, Rev. Adam Taylor, Dr Ron Sider
● Moderator: Nikki Toyama‑Szeto

Executive Director republicEn.org
Executive Director, Christians for Social Action
Executive Director Christians for Social Action
President of Sojourners
MCs for the day

Vincent Ombaka & Dr. Nelson Makanda

  • Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra
  • Prof. Bernard Boyo
Morning Plenary
8:30am - 10:30am

Morning Plenary Speaker: Dr Vinoth Ramachandra
● Respondent: Prof. Bernard Boyo

Secretary for Dialogue & Social Engagement, IFES
Professor, Daystar University
  • Bernice W. Gachegu
  • Bishop Dr Geoffrey Kamau
  • Caren Wakoli
  • Prof. PLO Lumumba
  • Rev. Canon Sammy Wainaina
Thematic Session 2 - The Church as an Advocate
11:00am - 1:00pm

Main Presenter: The Very Rev. Canon Dr Sammy Wainaina
● Discussants: Bishop Dr Geoffrey Njuguna, Caren Wakoli, Prof P.L.O. Lumumba, The Very Rev. Canon Dr Sammy Wainaina
● Moderator: Bernice Gachegu

Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
Senior Pastor, Deliverance Church Langata
Founder and Executive Director of ELF
Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika
Provost, All Saints Cathedral Nairobi
  • Hon. Linah J. Kilimo, EGH
  • Hon. Patrick Mariru
  • Mr. Joe Ageyo
  • Ms. Suzanne Silantoi Lengewa
  • Prof. Hellen Sambili
  • Prof. Margaret J. Muthwii
Thematic Session 3 - The Church as a Participant
3:00 - 5:30pm

Main Presenter: Hon. Prof Helen Sambili
● Discussants: Prof Margaret Muthwii, Hon. Linah Jebii Kilimo, Hon Patrick Mariru, Ms Suzanne Silantoi Lengewa
● Moderator: Joe Ageyo

CAS, Ministry of Public Service and Gender
Member of Parliament Laikipia West
Editorial Director, Royal Media Services
Public Policy Analyst
Chancellor at Garissa University
Vice Chancellor PAC University
  • Joy Mdivo
  • Rev. Joseph Obwanda
MCs for the day

Rev. Joseph Obwanda & Joy Mdivo

Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • H.E President Lazarus Chakwera
  • Rev. Calisto Odede
Morning Plenary
8:30am - 10:30am

Morning Main Speaker: H.E President Lazarus Chakwera
● Respondent: Bishop Calisto Odede

President of the Republic of Malawi
Presiding Bishop of CITAM
  • Archbishop Anthony Muheria
  • Bishop Kepha Omae
  • Debarl Inea
  • Rt. Rev. COL (RTD) A. K. Rotich
Thematic Session 4 - The Church as a Mediator
11:00am - 1:00pm

Main Presenter: Archbishop Anthony Muheria
● Discussants: Bishop Kepha Omae, Bishop Alfred Rotich, Archbishop Anthony Muheria
● Moderator: Debarl Inea

Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Nyeri
Senior Pastor, RGC – Liberty Christian Centre
Communications Consultant
Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kericho
  • Dr. David Oginde
  • Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS
  • Rev. Canon Chris Kinyanjui
  • Rt. Rev. Thegu Mutahi
Thematic Session 5 - The Church as a Custodian
3:00pm - 5:30pm

Main Presenter: Rt. Rev. Thegu Mutahi
● Discussants: Charles Kanjama, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, Rev. Fr. Joseph Mutie, Rt. Rev Thegu Mutahi
● Moderator: Rev Edward Burii

Closing Session: What next: Action Plan? - Bishop Dr David Oginde

Bishop Emeritus, CITAM
CEO, Kenya Film Classification Board
General Secretary of the NCCK

Our Partners

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF)
National Cohesion and Integration Commission

Church & Politics Summit

The Church and Politics Summit is an initiative of the Kenya Church, and is run in conjunction with Hesabika Trust, Kenya Christians Professionals Forum and The Catalead.

This unique 3-day conference brings together leaders from both the Christian community and the political marketplace, and is designed to help the church set the agenda for engagement.

The Summit was subsidized heavily by its conference partners, and was provided as a FREE virtual event. We believe you had an awesome life changing experience and now welcome you to partner with us in supporting this agenda.

Emerging Discussions

Watch & Listen to the Keynote Speeches