Founded in 2009, the International Journal of African
Catholicism (IJAC) is an ecumenical, interdisciplinary,
peer-reviewed online journal that promotes discussion within the
African Catholic community and dialogue between African and
Supported by Saint Leo University's Department of Religion,
Theology & Philosophy, IJAC publishes scholarly articles that
reflect on the African experience of Catholicism, and promote
discussion among writers around the globe.
The Journal appeals to those interested in the religious life of
continental Africa and its dialogue with the world.
Interested in contributing an article? Please read our submission
"The African Family from the Experience of a Catholic Couple in
By Abel Muse and Tenagnework Haile
"Family in the Context of Evangelization: Challenges and
Opportunities from Sub-Saharan Africa"
By Mbiribindi Bahati Dieudonné, SJ
"Notes on the Synodal Document 'Pastoral Challenges to the
Family in the Context of Evangelization'"
By Nicholas Hamakalu
"Small Christian Communities (SCCs) Promote Family and Marriage
Ministry in Eastern Africa"
By Joseph G. Healey, MM
"The Image of the Family in Chimanda Ngozi Adiche’s Purple
Hibiscus and its Implications for Families in Today’s Africa"
By Adolphus Ekedimma Amaefule
"The Gospel of the Family: From Africa to the World
By Philomena N. Mwaura
"Family and Marriage in Kenya Today: Pastoral Guidelines for a
Process of Discussion and Action. Results of the Consultation in
Kenya on the 46 Questions in the Lineamenta (guidelines) on The
Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary
To review articles in past issues of IJAC, please visit the Journal
IJAC is the result of a collaborative effort by six founding
scholars from Uganda, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Tanzania and the United
States. The Journal provides a platform for outstanding African
theologians to share their research,