Episode 29

Obianuju Ekeocha

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About this Episode

Obianuju Ekeocha has advised many African Members of Parliament, African UN delegates, ambassadors and other decision makers on pro-life and pro-family issues. She has also worked closely with many African religious leaders to promote pro-life values in different countries. She has co-authored pro-life declarations with various African Catholic bishops' conferences promoting the message of life in Africa.

Episode Links

  • Culture of Life Africa — We have a broad spectrum of interests all aimed at sensitizing and educating the public on how to build up the Culture of Life within the difficult anti-life climate that we find ourselves. Our interests span from writing about Africa, to organizing Culture of Life conferences, to analyzing African news on life issues, to presenting global or local policies that are bound to affect the dignity and sanctity of human life.
  • An African Woman's Open Letter to Melinda Gates — Growing up in a remote town in Africa, I have always known that a new life is welcomed with much mirth and joy. In fact we have a special "clarion" call (or song) in our village reserved for births and another special one for marriages. The first day of every baby's life is celebrated by the entire village with dancing (real dancing!) and clapping and singing - a sort of "Gloria in excelsis Deo."
  • Video: The Primacy of Reproductive Health and Rights and the Rise of Ideological Neo-colonialism — Obianuju Ekeocha, biomedical scientist, influential author and president of Culture of Life Africa, presents on "The Primacy of Reproductive Health and Rights and the Rise of Ideological Neo-colonialism." This is a recording of the 2019 Human Dignity Lecture, an event hosted annually by the Notre Dame Office of Life & Human Dignity, an office within the McGrath Institute for Church Life (mcgrath.nd.edu/life). The lecture took place on March 26, 2019 at the Eck Visitors Center, Notre Dame.
  • Essay: Neo-Colonialism and Reproductive Health — "A little over a century ago the continent of Africa was carved up and shared among the European powers. Every African nation—with the exception of Ethiopia and Liberia—was colonized for upwards of 70 years by these European powers. My country, Nigeria, was one of those countries. However, I have no intention of rummaging aimlessly through the ash-heap of history today."
  • Theme Song: "I Dunno" by grapes — I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: J Lang, Morusque