2017 Henry Martyn Lectures announced

Prof. Emmanuel Katongole to deliver lectures in February 2017

The 2017 Henry Martyn lectures are to be given by a leading expert in political violence, reconciliation, and Christian community in Africa.

Emmanuel Katongole is a Roman Catholic priest and professor at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He will deliver the Henry Martyn Lectures under the title, “Who are My People? Christianity, Community and Belonging in Post-colonial Africa.” The lectures take place over three consecutive nights, the 20th, 21st, and 22nd of February 2017 in the Runcie Room of the Faculty of Divinity on West Road in Cambridge. Each lecture begins at 5.30 pm.

Katongole was born and educated in Uganda, where he was ordained a priest in 1987. Since then, he has served parishes in Uganda, Belgium, and the United States. His doctorate from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium focused on religious ethics and the work of the American theologian Stanley Hauerwas.

Beginning in 2001, Katongole taught at Duke Divinity School in the United States where he became the founding director of the Centre for Reconciliation. Since 2013, he has taught at Notre Dame, where he teaches in both the theology department and the Institute for International Peace Studies.

Katongole has written extensively on African Christianity and the Christian social imagination. His books include Mirror to the Church: Resurrecting Faith after Genocide in Rwanda, Reconciling all Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace, and Healing, and The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa, all of which are available in the CCCW library.

The Henry Martyn Lectures are a biennial lecture series sponsored by the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide and devoted to world Christianity and the global church. Past lecturers have included Peter Phan, Dana Robert, and John Lonsdale.

Members of the university and the public are warmly invited to attend the lectures.

More information about Emmanuel Katongole is available on his website.