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