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. 


The delegation attending the international conference at The Sanneh Institute.
March 12, 2020
On February 29, more than 1,100 guests filled the Great Hall of the University of Ghana in Accra, to celebrate the inauguration of The Sanneh Institute. In attendance were...
March 10, 2020
January 28, 2020. Rose C. Nanyonga (PhD’15), Vice-Chancellor of Clarke International University, Kampala, Uganda, presented her findings from a recently concluded study on...
November 6, 2019
 Ethiopia has always been celebrated as a unique case of peaceful religious inter-relations. This has recently been distorted by what seems like a surge of religious violence...

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