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Magistrate Issaka Moussa To Kick Off William Penn Digital Communication’s Leaders Speak Series


William Penn’s Digital Communication program will host its first installment of the Leaders Speak Series, which will focus on the significance of peacemaking in the community. Magistrate Issaka Moussa will be presenting Wednesday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Musco Technology Center on William Penn University’s campus. Moussa’s presentation will cover “The Importance of Peacemaking” and the mission of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, which aims to transform cultures of violence into communities of peace and to inspire new approaches to active peacemaking.

The Leaders Speak Series is an annual initiative that reaches out to the community with diverse leadership-based themes. This year there are six scheduled speakers that will expand on this year’s theme: “Regenerate: planting ideas for generations.” The theme focuses on motivating students and community members to become more active and be a part of the changes they want to see, whether that is in their own lives or in the community.

“We’re excited to welcome Magistrate Moussa as the first speaker in our program this year. His efforts in peacemaking and humanitarian initiatives will introduce a valuable perspective that we hope will promote a dialogue at William Penn and in the community,” said Director of the Digital Communication program Matt Wagner.

Moussa currently serves as secretary for global partnerships of the Evangelical Church in Niger (EERN), the oldest and the largest denomination in Niger. By profession, he is a magistrate (equal to Supreme Court justice). As a lawyer, he holds a master’s degree in “citizenship, human rights and humanitarian action” obtained at the public university of Dakar (Senegal). Before being elected by Niger civil society to hold his current position, he held the position of the high officer in charge of writing the Niger country reports on human rights implementation due to the treaty bodies — the United Nations and the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights. In the church, he held the position of national leader of the youth for ten years and elder in his local church of Boukoki II Niamey for many years. He is the chairperson of the “Prison fellowship Internal” branch of Niger since 2008. He has a wife and three children; a 12-year-old son and two girls, ages eight and 10 years old.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact:
Lauren Abbas
Digital Communication Graduate Assistant
William Penn University
641-676-3400 |

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