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Questions around Pope Francis’ acceptance of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s resignation – Vatican News

Was Cardinal Sarah, as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, ideologically acting in opposition to (effectively sabotaging) the reforms of Pope Francis? There was a 12 months lag between the Pope’s written request (14/12/2014) for Cardinal Sarah’s decastry […]

A majority block of Nigerian Methodist leaders support separation, take stand against homosexuality – Juicy Ecumenism

“Whereas, we await the deliberation and resolution of the 2021 General Conference, we the under signed, leaders want to re-iterate our position as the traditionalists rooted in the Scripture and strongly believing that homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.” The Nigerian leaders’ statement makes clear […]

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Is the Indigenous spirituality of Africa able to positively domesticate African Christianity? – Harvard Gazette

In this ever-relevant interview, Nigeria’s Prof. Jacob Olupona confesses a conscious negotiation of his christian and African identities in a representative demonstration of the continuity of African religions in African Christianity. The details offer ideas on what makes for the complex manifestations of African Christianity. […]

History

Indigenous agency and the shaping of Christianity as an African religion – The Gospel Coalition

From African movements and personalities that constructively and deconstructively shaped Latin Christianity in Africa and the wider Roman world to the decisive role of African agents in the modern christian missions, this re-telling of the story of Christianity in Africa, re-positions Christianity as an African […]

Church unearthed in Ethiopia rewrites the history of African Christianity – Smithsonian Magazine Online

This archaeological finding is significant for the continual and more conscious construction of the cultural identity of African Christianity. It gives substance to, what may be described as, the lure and challenge of “historic Ethiopia” towards overcoming forms of Christianity sustained in foreign trappings. African […]

The African spiritual ancestry of Latin (Western) Christianity – Angelus News

Indeed, since much of Latin Christianity was intellectually and culturally shaped from the strategic North African provinces of the Roman empire in Carthage and Alexandria. Perhaps, time has come for the “un-whitening” of the relevant characters that shaped early Latin Christianity. African Christianity must take […]

Origins of Coptic Christianity in ancient Egypt’s religio-cultural context – National Geographic

At last, some indications of the influence of ancient Egypt’s language, history and culture in Egyptian Christianity, which survives as Coptic christianity. Latin Christianity, as the religion of the Roman empire, which sought to wipe out earlier alternative christian faiths, became gradually watered down and […]

Faith & Theology

Cardinal Sarah: ‘The Only Thing That Counts Is to Seek God Ever More Deeply’| National Catholic Register

In this first interview after his resignation, Cardinal Sarah may be justified in not believing that “the struggle between progressives and conservatives has any meaning in the Church” since they are ideological and political categories. However, it may be difficult justifying his concluding affirmation that […]

Questions around Pope Francis’ acceptance of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s resignation – Vatican News

Was Cardinal Sarah, as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, ideologically acting in opposition to (effectively sabotaging) the reforms of Pope Francis? There was a 12 months lag between the Pope’s written request (14/12/2014) for Cardinal Sarah’s decastry […]

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Historically-black church in Raleigh setting example for an African christian identity – Evangelical News Service

Christianity’s legacy of white supremacy in the Americas and colonialism in continental Africa implicates it in a racism that continually leaves peoples of African descent in disadvantage. As such, it is true that the continued presence of European images of God, formation materials, clergy and […]

What does Africa as the future of World Christianity mean for African Christianity? – The Gospel Coalition

If numerical dominance assured by faith makes World Christianity predominantly African as Jenkins predicts, it becomes a matter of urgent spiritual responsibility for African christians to re-consider “what” quality of christian faith will advantageously position Africa’s increasing demography in the coming world scene as well […]

Ethics & Lifestyle

East African Catholics acknowledge the virtuous patriotism of the Magufuli presidency | RECOWACERAO

This is a net stand echoing popular endorsements of former President Magufuli across Africa, in spite of campaigns from mainly international and local opposition media that focus the spotlight on his methods as dangerous for democracy and free-press. This raises the question of how African […]

Culture & arts

How would re-imagining God as a black woman impact the identity and relevance of African Christianity? | This is africa

The Afro-Cuban painter, Harmonia Rosales, raises a double-pronged counter narrative in her artistic creations: racial as well as gender. When God pre-dated white christian missionaries in Africa, how much damage does the white and male images of the divine done to the identity consciousness of […]

Boom of Christian universities fills gap left by crisis in Africa’s educational system – The Conversation

The last two decades have seen a brisk growth in Christian universities in sub-Saharan Africa. This phenomenon exists at the intersection of two of the most dynamic social trends on the continent: the rapid rise of Christian adherence and the volatile growth of higher education. A century […]

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Timely questions for African Christianity from the biblical vision of church – a Book review

Dr. Conrad Mbawe, a pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia and senior lecturer at African Christian University, constructively faces the hard and timely questions on that so far elusive interface between the biblical ideals of church building and the reality of an Africa […]