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, 2016: Volume 8 Number 1  DOC PDF

"African Communalism: Toward a Genuine Interreligious Dialogue in Sub-Saharan Africa"
By Isidore I. Nkwocha, Duquesne University 

"Violence in Christian Marriage: An Offense Against Equality"
By Matthew Ikechukwu Nwafor     

"Assessing the Constitutional and Human Rights Ramifications for the Indigenous Sacred Day of Rest in Zimbabwe"
By Collis Garikai Machoko

"Ikwerre Rites of Passage and Sacraments of Initiation: A Framework for Inculturation in Port Harcourt Diocese, Nigeria"
By Emmanuel Osigwe

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