International Journal of African Catholicism

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 international scholars.

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 guidelines.

Current Issue

Winter, 2016: Volume 7 Number 2  DOC PDF

"The Catholic Church on Path of Advocating for Good Governance in Ghana"
By Africanus L. Diedong, University for Development Studies, Ghana

"The Evangelizing Nazareth Maiden (Luke 1: 39-45): A Paradigm for the New Evangelization"
By Caroline Mbonu, University of Port Harcourt

“DID YOU SAY HE IS A FADA?”:THE IMAGE OF THE PRIEST IN CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS AND ITS SOCIO-RELIGIOUS IMPLICATIONS FOR PRIESTS IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICA"
By Adolphus Ekedimma Amaefule Department of Religious and Cultural Studies, University of Calabar

"The Catholic Church and Schools in Kenya: A Historical Perspective on Education for Holistic Development. Part II: The 1970s to the early 21st century."
By Beatrice W. Churu and Philomena N. Mwaura

"Reading Ẹbọ as Spirit: The Foundation of Authentic Christian Pneumatology among the Igala Community in Nigeria."
By Martin Ahiaba

"Existence of Ghosts, a Confirmation of Life after death: A Case Study of Apparitional Haunted Places in Mashonaland West Province in Zimbabwe"
Collis Garikai Machoko

"Review of: Mission for Diversity: Exploring Christian Mission in the Contemporary World." Edited by Elochukwu E. Uzukwu
By Idara Otu Idara Out

To review articles in past issues of IJAC, please visit the Journal archive.

Founding Editorial Team

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,

  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, Ph.D.
    Senior Lecturer, Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • Rev. Joseph Healey, MM
    Maryknoll Society House, Kenya
  • Rev. Paul Bere, Ph.D., SJ
    Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Rev. Agbonkhianmeghe Emmanuel Orobator, Ph.D., SJ
    Provincial Superior, Eastern Province of the Society of Jesus and lecturer Hekima College Jesuit School of Theology, Kenya
  • Rev. William Komakech, Ph.D.
    Gulu University Centre for Peace Studies, Gulu, Uganda
  • Randall Woodard, Ph.D.
    Saint Leo University