Rev. Kefa Sempangi, founder of the Africa Foundation, will address “Jesus and Suffering” in the chapel service at Geneva College on Wednesday, September 23 at 10:10 a.m. in Metheny Fieldhouse. Sempangi’s visit is part of Geneva College’s International Justice Week September 23-25.
Sempangi is the founder and pioneer of the Presbyterian church in Uganda. During the 1970s, he and his congregation of nearly 14,000 members became targets of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. In 1979, Sempangi founded the Africa Foundation to minister to the street children orphaned by Amin’s persecution. His books, A Distant Grief and From the Dust, tell the story of his work and experiences. Sempangi is a former minister and parliamentarian in the Ugandan government and former chairman of the National Council for Children in Uganda.
Chapel is held every Wednesday for faculty, staff and students of Geneva College. The public is welcome to attend. There is no fee.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
Geneva College is the only CCCU institution with a full-time program in Rome, Italy. In Rome, students spend a semester studying the humanities, traveling throughout Italy and Europe, and engaging in volunteer activities.