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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 […]

The Roman Catholic Church clears doubts on blessing of same-sex unions – Vatican News

The position of Pope Francis on the question of homosexual orientation has from the beginning remained a clear and unwavering COMPREHENSION that does not judge, whether in affirmation or condemnation of, human persons. This comprehension, which is both humane and christian, is not a legitimization […]

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 […]

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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 […]

An African Christianity re-imagined to empower African peoples – Africa Is a Country

Is the support given by African Evangelical leaders to Donald Trump, who openly demonstrated to care nothing about the interest of Africans, during the last US election the latest indication of the ways in which “Christianity leads Africans to militate against their own interests”? Two […]

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 […]

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 […]

What responsibilities follow the numerical dominance of Africans in World Christianity? – Quartz Africa

The projected numbers will certainly fill African christians with pride. But will the quality of religious faith be worth it for Africans and the world at large? How will African Christianity, the way it is going today, impact that future scenario? There are already more […]

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 […]

World’s most committed christians live in Africa, Latin America, U.S. – Pew Research Center

Should “frequency of worship attendance” and “regularity in prayer” as benchmarks for judging christian commitment be enough for African Christianity when it has not effectively inspired a better quality of lives – spiritually, morally and socio-economically – for a substantial percentage of the people? Christianity […]

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Mercy Amba Oduyoye and the place of women in African Christian Theology – Sojourners

The significance of Mercy Amber Oduyoye, fondly identified as the “mother of African women’s theologies,” goes beyond carving space for African women in Christian theology. It expands to the very being and identity of African Christianity within global Christianity. Oredein highlights this as Oduyoye’s greatest […]

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At 200, Liberia’s oldest church pledges to transform lives and renew communities – Front Page Africa

Liberia, Africa’s first independent nation, remains important for the 19th century christian missionary enterprise in Africa. It demonstrated a realization that Africans responded better to missionaries of African descent. In spite of her christian history, Liberia is still a struggling nation. The fact that “transformation […]

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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. […]

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 […]