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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. 

News

May 31, 2019
Members of Parliament have descended heavily on ‘one man’ churches labelling their activities as nuisance to people in areas they operate in and a prey on the vulnerability...
May 31, 2019
RELIGIOUS tolerance was on display in Parliament on Wednesday night when Muslims and Christians came together to observe Iftar; the evening meal with which Muslims end their...
May 31, 2019
The 83-year-old Muslim Cleric, Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, who saved the lives of hundreds of persons fleeing from attacks by suspected bandits in Yelwan Gindi Akwati, Swei and...
May 31, 2019
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) yesterday said that it was illegal and unconstitutional for President Muhammadu Buhari to attend a summit exclusively...
April 30, 2019
The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu Sunday morning stunned worshipers at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra, when he stormed there with a powerful...
April 19, 2019
There are already more Christians in Africa than any other continent—that’s not going to change soon By 2060 six of the countries with the top ten largest Christian...
April 15, 2019
Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, spoke to the United Nations March 1 as a representative of the church in a nation where Boko Haram has captured and terrorized...

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