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Book Launch for “Who Are My People?” by ND Professor Emmanuel Katongole

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 4:00PM EST, the Kroc InstituteKellogg InstituteTheology Department, and Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame will co-host a book launch for Emmanuel Katongole’s new work, Who Are My People?: Love, Violence, and Christianity in Sub-Saharan AfricaIn this book, Katongole explores the ethnic, religious, and ecological violence of African modernity and shares the inspiring stories of Christian individuals who have overcome these fault lines by nurturing new forms of community. This event will feature a panel discussion, including Jason Springs and Todd Whitmore, University of Notre Dame, and Cecelia Lynch, University of California, Irvine, on modern violence and the kind of prophetic visions that can lead us towards positive peace and integral ecology. The event will take place in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies, Room C103. A reception in the Great Hall will follow. Both events are free and open to the public.

Who Are My People? (University of Notre Dame Press 2022) is part of the Contending Modernities series, edited by Ebrahim Moosa, Atalia Omer, and Scott Appleby. The books in this series generate new knowledge and greater understanding of the ways in which religious traditions and secular actors encounter and engage each other in the modern world.

Emmanuel Katongole is professor of theology and peace studies at the Kroc Institute, Keough School of Global Affairs, and Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and Extraordinary Professor of Theology and Ecclesiology at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He is the author of several books, including The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa, Born from Lament: The Theology and Politics of Hope in Africa, and Beyond Universal Reason: The Relation between Religion and Ethics in the Work of Stanley Hauerwas.

For more information, contact: Kathryn Pitts, 574.631.3267, pitts.5@nd.edu.

This piece first appeared at undpressnews.nd.edu.

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