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Through robust, critical thinking Africa Centre for Religion and Society provides the space for discussion on how Christianity and faith in general can contribute to the flourishing of the nations in Africa.

The future of global Christianity is in Africa. According to a Pew Research study, 46% of the world's Christians will be living in sub-Saharan Africa by 2060. The growth of African churches and its implications for world Christianity has inspired scores of studies in sociology and theology.

The Africa Centre for Religion and Society believes that faith can impact nations and society for the better. We believe that a contextual African Christian voice can contribute to and influence the ongoing debate on national ethical, social and political issues across the African continent. The purpose is to empower individuals with informed knowledge to make a difference in their communities.

We are a thought community. By creating a space where people can articulate thoughts in commentary pieces, articles, and in research papers, we influence and foster intelligent debates. We host webinars, interviews, and conversations on politics, religion and society.

The team

Rev'd Dr Joachim Feldes

Member

Dr Joachim Feldes is Dean of Studies at St Benedict Seminary, the theological seminary of the Anglican Church in Germany. He is also Coordinator of Sustainable Preaching Project Group, an ecumenical project that aligns Bible readings to the global context of sustainable life and action. He studied Roman Catholic theology, philosophy and education in Germany and Rome. He also provides exchange programmes for Roman Catholic and Anglican colleagues from Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia.

Jaiye Edu

Founding Director

Jaiye is an Anglican priest. He trained at Ridley Hall, Cambridge and has a BTh degree from the University of Cambridge. He was ordained by the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and served for four years in parish ministry in the Diocese of Lagos Mainland. Prior to ordination he worked for Christian Aid an international development organisation in London and has a wealth of experience working in a variety of not-for-profit organisations.