About the Department of Moral Theology
Moral Theology Department is the research, teaching and community services department in the Faculty of Theology at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. It has existed since 1984 then the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIA) now known as The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) whose philosophy stresses free search for the whole truth about nature, humanity, and God.
Our Motto: Christ, Our hope and strength of our faith
Our Vision: To be a world-class theological department preparing creative and competent moral theology alumni in the light of Catholic moral tradition and social thought.
Our Mission: To promote critical approach to moral issues and morally responsible practice in teaching, learning, research, and community engagement through:
Our Mandate: The academic staff and students in the Department of Moral Theology believe that human persons make themselves to be the kind of persons they are, in and through the actions they freely and responsibly choose to do or avoid. In light of this moral conviction, the department is committed to:
Our Program of Studies: 2 years - Licentiate /Master’s Degrees, & 4 years - Doctorate Degree in Moral Theology in the following areas of specialization: Moral theology of marriage, family and human sexuality; biblical and Patristics’ moral thought; history of moral theology; fundamental moral principles; conscience and moral truth, freedom and law, sin, the moral act; Thomism; morality and the renewal of socio-economic and political life; human dignity and rights in the Catholic social thought; integration of personalism in social ethics, sexual ethics, biomedical ethics; justice and peace; political and environmental/ecological ethics related to Bible and the Catholic social thought; and the integration of post-Vatican II person-centred and community-oriented moral theology which is open to transcendence.
Academic Staff in Moral Theology Department
Head of Department
Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Wabanhu, STB (Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome), Theology; STL/MA (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium), Religious Studies & Moral Theology; STD/PhD (Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium), Moral Theology/Business Ethics.
Full Time Lecturers:
Rev. Dr. Prof. Richard Rwiza, STL (CUEA), Moral Theology; MA (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium), Moral Theology; STD/PhD (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium), Moral Theology/Human Rights.
Part Time Lecturers:
Note: All the admissions are dealt with by the Office of the University Registrar.