2017 Henry Martyn Lectures: “Who Are My People: Christianity, Violence, and Belonging in Post-Colonial Africa.” Delivered by Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Katongole of the Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The series takes place on February 20, 21, and 22 at 5.30pm each night in the Runcie Room of the Cambridge University Divinity Faculty, West Road, CB3 9BS. A reception in the Faculty will follow the lecture on Feb. 21.
Members of the university and the public are warmly invited to attend the lectures.
Born and educated in Uganda, Emmanuel Katongole was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1987. Since then, Katongole has served parishes in Uganda, Belgium and the United States. An expert in the study of Africa, the theology of reconciliation and lament, and Christianity in the global South, Katongole has taught at Katigondo National Major Seminary in Uganda and Duke Divinity School, where he co-founded the Centre for Reconciliation. He now teaches at the University of Notre Dame and its Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Katongole has written multiple books on the Christian social imagination, including The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa. These lectures promise new insight into the massive social and religious transformation taking place across Africa.