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Yaweh Joy Ventures
June 7, 2016
Kumasi, Ghana   Driving through Ghana’s Ashanti region, you quickly notice there are possibly as many churches as gas stations. Given the country’s 71% Christian population,...
Beyond Jihad Cover
April 5, 2016
Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam by Lamin Sanneh Description:  Over the course of the last 1400 years, Islam has grown from a small band of...
March 29, 2016
The Yale Religious Freedom and Society Project’s work on issues of freedom and civil society and institutions in Christian and Muslim societies of Africa has been recognized...
March 28, 2016
An Instructor Guide containing chapter summaries, discussion questions to lead your class, and supplemental assignments is now available to download in the Instructors...
The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Christianity
March 8, 2016
June 2016 release date set for highly anticipated The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Christianity edited by Lamin Sanneh and Michael J. McClymond.  Harvey Cox, author of ...
February 18, 2016
Nollywood resonates across Africa with its stories of a precolonial past and of a present caught between village life and urban modernity. The movies explore the tensions...
February 16, 2016
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Led by charismatic preachers and self-proclaimed prophets, African churches are swelling with promises of miracle healings, signs and wonders. But in...