The literary committee and Indigenous-Christian Centre for Conflict and Peace-building (ICCCP) Clark Theological College (CTC) literary week concluded on August 28.
The program was formally introduced by Rev. Dr. Takatemjen, Principal and inaugural address by chief guest Bendang Lemtur, SP Mokokchung. The event was conducted under the theme ‘Regenerating Passionate Critical Voices.’ One of the main features of the event involved the enactment of conflict-resolution and peace-building stories from Uganda, Colombia, Liberia, Nigeria, Solomon Islands and Mozambique.
These stories were written by members of CTC alumni and faculty. With the college theme for 2010 ‘Ministry of Reconciliation’, Clark community has already begun the journey of imparting education on peace-building by involving teachers in the process of writing these stories, students taking up the responsibility of script-writing and enacting the same.
Workshops on “Creative Writing” and “Engaging Conflicts” were also conducted. These workshops were offered by Susan Waten, an Independent Writer and Founder of Holiday Abode for Writers and Artists (HAWA) and Akum Longchari, Managing Director of The Morung Express respectively. In addition, the program included an informal and open-ended forum on “Arousing Critical Consciousness on Current Issues.”