A century ago, William Wade Harris began his march across the Ivory Coast. He proclaimed a Christ who was not the property of the master race.
Christian-Muslim tensions in Kenya
Kenyan Muslims are a marginalized minority. Many are concentrated in Coast Province, where unfair land distribution is a festering wound.
The challenges of African agriculture
The developed world's negligence has produced one of Africa's cruelest ironies: its farmers are its hungriest people.
The International Criminal Court issues a verdict
After ten years, the ICC has convicted someone: Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga. But why does the court only investigate situations in Africa?
Orthodoxy's roots in Egypt and Ethiopia are ancient. In East Africa there is a younger movement: a native Orthodoxy, locally grown.
spring books 1999
"The Horror! The horror!" the last words of the infamous Kurtz in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, call attention to one of the worst episodes of systematic exploitation and murder in recent history.
Nobel winner Leymah Gbowee
If Martin Luther King Jr. had written a book exposing his personal failings, it would have been seen as undermining his cause. But Leymah Gbowee does not want to be thought of as a hero.
Here is my unscientific rule: if Martin Luther treated a biblical book
with disdain, then that book is really popular in
This Our Exile: A Spiritual Journey with the Refugees of East Africa.By James Martin, S.J. Orbis, 205 pp.
The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology, edited by Christopher Rowland
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