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

Summer, 2017: Volume 9 Number 1  DOC PDF

"A Semiotic Investigation of Mythic Relations betweenIfá,Ìbejìand Saints Cosmas and Damian of Catholic Faith"
By: ÒKÉWÁNDÉ, Olúwọlé Tẹ́wọ́gboyè

"Nothing New Under the Sun: Environmental Degradation and Lessons from Traditional Africans"
By: Isidore I. Nkwocha

"Portrayal of Catholic University Education in the Media: Purpose and Contributions to Education in the Twenty-first Century Zambia"
By: Nelly Mwale

"Proclamation and Liberation in a Post Synodal and Post Independent Church in Africa: Re-Imagining the Possibilities in the Light of Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium."
By: John Segun Odeyemi

"Roman Catholic Missionaries and Converts at Daggers’ Drawn with the Native Administration in the Early Years of Evangelisation in the Bamenda Western Grasslands of British Cameroons"
By: Protus Mbeum Tem

"Zimbabwe and Politics: Questions of the Submission of Christians to Civil Authorities"
By: Isabel and Penson David Palasida

"Appreciating Recent Scholarly Interpretations of 1 Corinthians 15:8"
By: Christopher Naseri

"Historical and Theological Roots of Subsidiarity in Quadragesimo Anno"
By: Idara Otu

"Biblical Paradigms for the Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources in Nigeria: Interpreting John 6:1-15 from an Eco-Theological Perspective"
By: Christopher Naseri, Patrick Bassey, and Oluwafemi Owolo

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

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