Q&A with Adriaan van Klinken on his new book with Ezra Chitando, Reimagining Christianity and Sexual Diversity in Africa

Adriaan van Klinken and Ezra Chitando, Reimagining Christianity and Sexual Diversity in Africa (African Arguments series). London: Hurst & Co / New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. How has this book come about? A few years ago, I spoke at the launch of the book Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: ‘African women’s anti-witchcraft: what kind of faith-based activism is this?’

Dr Laura S. Grillo is an affiliated faculty at Georgetown University. A historian of religions and cultural anthropologist, she specializes in the contemporary indigenous religions of West Africa, with particular interest in gender, ethics, and postcolonial theory. Throughout West Africa, women’s political activism has exploited the widely held traditional religious belief that postmenopausal elders are... Continue Reading →

Kaya Hip-Hop and Religious Co-existence at the Kenyan Coast

Erik Meinema is a PhD candidate in religious studies at Utrecht University, who has received funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to investigate modalities of co-existence between youth from various religious backgrounds at the Kenyan Coast. He is also a member of the research program ‘Religious Matters in an Entangled World’ led... Continue Reading →

Christian and Muslim Development Organisations in Urban Africa

In this report, Mussa Muhoja and Fungai Chirongoma write about a recent workshop that took place at the University of Cape Town on 8 November 2018. The workshop was part of an international research project about the theme “Christian and Muslim Development Organizations in Urban Africa: New Challenges for Researchers and Practitioners”. By Mussa Muhoja and... Continue Reading →

Contemporary Pentecostalism in Kenya: of Prophets, Holiness and Politics

Kwame Ahaligah is a PhD Student examining Pentecostalism, Prophecy and Politics in Kenya, in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds Debates on the public role of religion in the contemporary African public sphere have been stimulated by the Pentecostal-Charismatic explosion since the 1980s. Prior to this period, Pentecostalism... Continue Reading →

Research workshop on studying religion in Africa

Theory from the South: Africa as a Site for Understanding Contemporary Religion   Research workshop with Professor Birgit Meyer, Utrecht University Dr Marloes Janson, SOAS University of London Dr Adriaan van Klinken, University of Leeds hosted by Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) and the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public Life (CRPL) 25-26 January... Continue Reading →

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