CIDJAP 37th Anniversary Celebration

Enugu, 20th December, 2023

The Catholic Institute for Development Justice and Peace (CIDJAP) celebrated its 37th-year anniversary with a grand event, commemorating years of dedicated service to development, justice, and peace. The program of events for the day was meticulously organized, blending religious ceremonies, intellectual discourse, recognition of excellence, and cultural festivities.

1. Holy Mass: The celebration commenced with a solemn Holy Mass, symbolizing the spiritual foundation of CIDJAP’s mission. The congregation gathered in prayer, reflecting on the institute’s journey and seeking divine guidance for the years ahead.

2. Presentation of the Kolanut: A cultural touch was added with the presentation of the Kolanut, a traditional symbol of hospitality and unity. This ritual reinforced the communal spirit that has been integral to CIDJAP’s work over the years.

3. Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike Keynote Address: Renowned scholar, spiritual leader, and the Founding Director of CIDJAP Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike, delivered a thought-provoking keynote address. His insightful reflections on the institute’s accomplishments, challenges, and the path forward set the intellectual tone for the day.

4. Presentation of Awards to CIDJAP Staff: In recognition of outstanding service and commitment, awards were presented to CIDJAP staff members. This segment served as a moment ceased by the Founding Director Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike an International Icon to express gratitude and acknowledge the relentless efforts of staff and individuals who have contributed significantly to the institute’s success.

5. Paper Presentation on “Disseminating Climate Intriguing Principles: Vis-A-Vis, Laudato Si” by Rev. Fr. Paul Chidiebere Ani: Rev. Fr. Paul Chidiebere Ani captivated the audience with his paper presentation, exploring the intersection of environmental principles and spiritual teachings as outlined in Laudato Si. The discourse stimulated reflections on the importance of integrating ecological considerations into development initiatives.

6. Cutting of the Anniversary Cake: The festive atmosphere heightened as the Founding Director and President General of CIDJAP Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike led dignitaries as they gathered to witness the cutting of the anniversary cake. This ceremonial act symbolized unity, shared achievements, and the sweet taste of success that comes with collective effort.

7. Christmas Carol: The celebration continued with a heartwarming Christmas Carol, echoing the joy of the season and fostering a sense of togetherness among the participants.

8. Cultural Dance: A display of vibrant cultural dances added a touch of diversity to the celebration, showcasing the rich heritage and traditions that CIDJAP values in its pursuit of justice and peace.

9. Closing Remarks and Closing Prayers: As the day neared its conclusion, closing remarks were made, summarizing the significance of the celebration. Closing prayers were offered, invoking blessings for the continued success and impact of CIDJAP’s mission.

The 37th-year anniversary celebration of CIDJAP was a testament to the institute’s enduring commitment to its core values. The fusion of religious ceremonies, intellectual discourse, and cultural expressions created a memorable and impactful event, reinforcing CIDJAP’s role as a beacon for development, justice, and peace.


CIDJAP 37th Anniversary Celebration

CIDJAP 37th Anniversary Celebration

CIDJAP 37th Anniversary Celebration

CIDJAP 37th Anniversary Celebration

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