J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu PhD, “Jerusalem My Happy Home”

November 30, 2017

One way to understand the relationship between religious faith and democracy in Africa is to interrogate how adherents, agents and devotees of religion contest for or seek recognition and support within modern democracies. Dr. Asamoah-Gyadu looks at the development of religious pilgrimage as the frontier at which Christianity and Islam scramble for state and public support within modern democracies. This presentation looks at the developing discourse on the importance of pilgrimages to Jerusalem in contemporary African Christianity. It reveals much about the relationship between Christianity and Islam on the one hand and their relationship with the new political order on the other.