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Donatus Pius Ukpong

A. Personal Data

  1. Full Name: Ukpong Donatus Pius
  2. Date Of Birth: September 9, 1967
  3. Place Of Birth: Mbokpu Eyokan, Urue Offong/Oruko, Akwa Ibom State
  4. Nationality: Nigerian
  5. Current Postal Address: P. O. Box 2668, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
  6. Contact Address: Dept of Religious and Cultural Studies, Faculty Of Arts, University Of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

B. Academic and Professional Background

Higher Educational Institutions Attended With Dates:

  • St. Joseph Major Seminary, Ikot Ekpene 1987-1992.
  • Emmaus School Of Evangelization, Issele Ukwu 1992 -1993
  • Pontifical Urban University, Rome 1993-1998
  • Pontifical Urban University, Rome 2004-2006

Academic Qualifications with Date

  • Certificate Journalism June 1992
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Phil) June 1992
  • Certificate in Religious Studies 1993
  • Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) 1996
  • Diploma in Mass Communication 1997
  • Diploma in Rural Sociology 1998
  • Master in Sacred Theology (L.S.T.) 1998
  • Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) 2006.

C. National/ State/ Community Service

  1. Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mobile Manna Foundation since 2008
  2. Promoter of Justice – Calabar Inter-diocesan Ecclesiastical Tribunal since 2009
  3. Catholic Priest working in Uyo Diocese since 1998
  4. Lecturer in Department of Religious and Cultural Studies, University of Uyo since 2008
  5. Initiator and Promoter of Mbokpu Eyokan Musical Festival (MEMFEST) since 2010

D. Membership of Professional Bodies

  • European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism (Glopent)
  • Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions (NASR)
  • Catholic Theological Association of Nigeria (CATHAN)
  • University of Uyo Senior Staff Club
  • Canon Law Society of Nigeria
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR)

E. Publications

  1. The Phenomenology of Pentecostalism in Nigeria: A Theological and Ecclesiological Reflection, (Extractum ex Dissertatione ad Doctoratum in Facultate Theologiae Romae 2006).
  2. The Presence and Impact of Pentecostalism in Nigeria (2006) www.glopent.net/members/frdona/presencandimpactofpentecostalisminnigeria
  3. “En-ecclesiology: The Church as an Encounter Community in Nigeria,” Journal of Religious and Cultural Studies, Vol. VI, No. 1, (Uyo, June 2008), 52-71.
  4. Nigerian Pentecostalism: Case, Diagnosis and Prescription, Fruities Publication, Uyo, 2008.
  5. “Theological Education and Nation Building: Towards Vision 2020 of the Nigerian Government”, in International Journal of African Culture, Politics and Development, vol. 4, No. 1 (Uyo, April 2009), 4-17.
  6. “Nigeria Culture and the Neighbourhood: A Theological Appraisal,” in Uyo Online Journal of the Humanities (UOJH), vol.1, June, 2010. 136-154.
  7. “Youth and Politics in Contemporary Nigeria: A Prolegomena to Village Square Theology,” in International Journal of African Culture, Politics and Development, vol. 5. No. 2 (Uyo, September, 2010), 56-68.
  8. “Book Review,” in International Journal of African Culture, Politics and Development, vol. 5. No. 2 (Uyo, September, 2010), 1-4.
  9. “Youth and Politics in Contemporary Nigeria: A Prolegomena to Village Square Theology,” in International Journal of African Culture, Politics and Development, vol. 5. No. 2 (Uyo, September, 2010). 56-68.
  10.  ‘African Root of Pentecostal Music: An Engine of Trans-Geographical Conversion Among Africans in Diaspora,’ in H. O. Anyanwu – M. E. Udo (eds.), 2010. Religion and Culture: Understanding the Dynamism of Faith in Africa, Beijing: Universal Academic Services. 136-149.
  11. “A Theological Analysis of Caritas in Veritate of Benedict XVI for Economic Transformation of Nigeria”, in Euntes Docete (Urbaniana University Press, Rome (2012).
  12. “Patriarchy and Gender Inequality: Persistence of Religious and Cultural Prejudice in Akwa Ibom State”, with Anthonia Essien, in IJOSS Singapore (2012).

F. Distinction and Awards

  • Excellent Award in Pastoral Services (2006) – Comune di Pietranico, Italy.
  • Excellent Award for promotion of Catholic Education in Uyo Diocese (2011) – Young Catholic Students of Nigeria (YCSN), Uyo Diocese.
  • Excellent Award for Service to Humanity (2012) – Nigeria Association of Social Workers, Akwa Ibom State Chapter.
  • Humanitarian Service Award (2012) – Uyo Mid-Town Lions Club, Uyo.