The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has said that the international witchcraft conference which it’s organising will benefit pastors of churches and Christians generally if they attend the witchcraft conference which is being speculated to hold in the school.
The university said this in a statement released on Monday and reported by the Cable. According to the statement, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) are all invited to the conference which will be of great benefit to Christians particularly pastors who usually preach about witches.
The University’s director of B.I.C. Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies, Egodi Uchendu, said that witchcraft is only “the topic of the academic engagement” and meant to feature academics who will do journal reviews on information gathered over the years on witchcraft.
“Church pastors discuss witchcraft regularly and preach against it all the time, drawing from their experiences during their training and in their ministries,” he said.
“I am sure the information from this conference and the research findings would assist them in their work for the gospel.
“Surprisingly, some persons, erroneously concluded that only witches can discuss witchcraft. We are not witches. We are professors and scholars who are intrigued by this phenomenon of witchcraft.”
“The body of Christ generally, including CAN, will also benefit from our findings,”
“I invite CAN, PFN and the entire public to attend this conference so that we can all share knowledge on this topic that is already generating some controversy.”