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Communities of faith beyond the West today confront challenges and opportunities that are peculiar to the post-Western phase of the worldwide Christian movement. Just as new nations were coming into existence with faltering steps, new communities of faith were also emerging with contrasting energy and momentum, creating the dual challenge of membership in the religious community alongside membership in the national community. The duties of religion overlap with the demands of nationality, making obedience to God an obligation simultaneous with loyalty to the nation. While Christian teaching addresses this dual obligation from the point of view of Western consensus, it has not done so to the same extent from the point of view of emerging post-Western societies and their pre-Christian heritage.

The Project on Religious Freedom & Society in Africa is housed at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. 

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November 14, 2018
The Ambariya Muslim group in Tamale has donated large quantity of foodstuffs and assorted items to floods victims in the region. The items worth GH¢3.5 million are  505 bags...
November 13, 2018
MUSLIM Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged organised labour to consider the effects of the planned strike on the poor, before embarking on it.Its director and founder, Prof....
November 13, 2018
Khartoum — The Fourth International Scientific Conference, organized by the University of the Holy Quran and the Authentication of Science entitled “The Role of the Islamic...
November 13, 2018
Boujdour (Refugee Camps) — The 13th Interfaith Dialogue for Peace, held under the theme “Family in the Divine Books”, on Monday evening concluded its work in the Wilaya of...
October 30, 2018
JUBA, South Sudan (RNS) — Thousands of Southern Sudanese are gathering in churches and mosques in cities and refugee camps to pray for the end of a civil war that has raged...
October 29, 2018
A South African court has ruled that Islamic law marriages must be recognized by the state to give women more protection in case of divorce. The ruling is “an enormous...
October 16, 2018
The Pan-African Ahmadiyya Muslim Association (PAAMA) hosted its first ever Africa Peace Symposium on Saturday 21 October at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London under the...