Should truth in advertising law apply to religious claims? It's a live issue in Africa, where governments could learn from American experience.
Within a decade, a sixth of the world's Catholics will be African—yet the continent has few canonized saints. This is starting to change.
The Episcopal Church was and is right to affirm same-sex marriage. Now we should be willing to face the costs.
Search online for Madagascar and you get mostly references to animated films about animals. Dig deeper and you'll find a still more amazing true story.
A century ago, a period of stunning Christian growth began. Africa's independent churches claim John Chilembwe as a symbol of a new native Christianity, free from its paternalistic and missionary roots.
After centuries of Westerners going to Africa to teach, documentary filmmaker James Ault goes to learn.
I once presented Africa as a region of extreme poverty, but we now have to take account of economic development. We can only begin to outline the religious consequences.
As we remember the Reformation over the next couple of years, we should also recall its global context.
The vast majority of Africa's christians belong to familiar, mainstream denominations. But scholars give more attention to the minority.