Religion in Africa on the Internet


General Resources & Current News on Religion in Africa

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Christianity in Africa

  • Afriquespoir. (Online) -- Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: Afriquespoir, 1998--
    Une publication trimestrielle Catholique qui offre les actualités d'évangélisation, des témoignages missionaires, et une opportunité pour un échange entre églises. Les archives contient les vieux numéros depuis 1998.
  • Agenzia Fides: News on Roman Catholic Bishops, Pastoral Letters, and Missions in Africa: Search By Country. (Congregazione per l'Evangelizzazione dei Popoli, Vatican City, Rome, Italy)
  • Além mar: visão missionária. (Online) -- Lisbon, Portugal: Missionários Combonianos do Coração de Jesus, 1997-
    This is the electronic version of a monthly magazine in Portuguese produced by the Comboni Missionaries of the Roman Catholic Church to disseminate religious news and information about the work of the missions in Africa and elsewhere. There is also a section “especial” with brief religious profiles for countries in Africa, Américas, and Asia. Plus, links to other online Catholic missionary magazines.
  • All Africa Conference of Churches = Conférence des Eglises de toute l'Afrique (Nairobi, Kenya)
    • The official website of this international "ecumenical" Christian organization, with membership in 39 African countries.
    • "Peace and Reconciliation in Africa: A Preliminary Survey of Ecumenical Perspectives and Initiatives" by Harold F. Miller (1993). Mennonite Central Committee occasional paper; 19. (Akron, Pennsylvania)
      A research paper about the AACC's conflict resolution activities in the 1980s and early 1990s. See also: Occasional Papers Series by MCC authors.
  • Anglicans Online: Africa Directory and Links (Society of Archbishop Justus, UK)
  • BBC World Service: The Story of Africa--Christianity (British Broadcasting Corporation, London, UK)
    The web site which accompanied a radio broadcast series on African history, featuring very short historical summaries in English, with audio clips and a short bibliography.
  • Billy Graham Center Archives (Wheaton College, Illinois)
    This archive contains collections mainly from North American Protestant missionaries and some African churches and organizations. Most records cover the 20th century and concern eastern or central Africa. See also, search tips for Africa-related material.
  • Boston University School of Theology: Center for Global Christianity and Mission (Boston, Massachusetts)
    The center web site features short bibliographies and information about several Africa-related programs under the leadership of Dana L. Robert and Martinus L. Daneel--especially for Zimbabwe: African Initiatives in Christian Mission, Research on Indigenous Religions in Zimbabwe, and Preservation Project for African Initiated Churches Zimbabwe Archive.
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa: Hekima review. (Online), 1988-2013, Tables of Contents & Abstracts
    -- Nairobi, Kenya: Hekima University College, 1988-
    "...a forum for the development of African Christian Theology and Peace studies."  --See also: Index to Hekima Review, 1988-2013 (2015)
  • The Center for Early African Christianity, 2012-2018 (New Haven, Connecticut)
    "...to resource African Christians as they rethink their own agenda using classic African sources. We want to partner with Africa Christian leaders collecting seeds from their past in order to plant a future that provides possible solutions to questions, pressures, challenges Africa faces today and will face tomorrow on the soil of Africa."
    --See especially: Publications -and- Research and Resources
  • Christian Churches -- Net Ministries: Directory: Search By Country (The Colony, Texas)
  • Coptic Orthodox Church Network (Jersey City, New Jersey)
  • Dictionary of African Christian Biography (Overseas Ministries Study Center, New Haven, Connecticut)
    The site provides information on the project itself and the online dictionary with entries in English, French, and Kiswahili. "The DACB is a multilingual electronic database containing biographies of African Christian leaders, evangelists, and lay workers. Biographies are of those persons chiefly responsible for laying the foundations and advancing the growth of Christian communities in Africa."
  • Ethiopian Christianity
  • Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
    [Launched in March 1999] "FECCLAHA...is a regional ecumenical organization seeking to provide a platform for sharing perspectives on issues of common concern, particularly regarding peace building and conflict transformation in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa region."
    --See especially: FECCLAHA Reports
  • Kimbanguisme.net (France)
    Un site de la diaspora congolaise et du mouvement indépendantiste développé au sein du Christianisme par Simon Kimbangu et ses fidèles au Congo depuis 1921.
  • University of Malawi, Department of Theology and Religious Studies: Kachere Series Publishing (Zomba, Malawi)
    The site features the publisher's lists of books on Christianity and African "traditional" religion which are available through African Books Collective (Oxford, UK).
  • Maryknoll Institute of African Studies: St. Mary's University of Minnesota and Tangaza College, Nairobi, Kenya. (Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers--Africa Region, via USA)
  • Mozambique -- Igrejas em Moçambique: uma colecção de links (2002) Moçambique On-Line (Wim Neeleman, Maputo, Mozambique)
    "Esta página foi feita em colaboração com Eric Morier-Genoud e tem contribuições de Obede Baloi."
  • MUNDUS: Gateway to Missionary Collections in the United Kingdom (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK)
    A searchable directory and catalogue of archival holdings on missionary societies and missionaries in the UK. The site includes a collection of sample historic photographs and links to related sites. See especially: the clickable map of Africa.
  • Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) (Nairobi, Kenya)
    "AIC's are indigenous African churches, founded originally during the colonial period, as an assertion that God speaks directly to Africans without requiring the mediation of outsiders. They developed indigenous forms of worship, theology, and social organization, rooted in African culture. Members of AICs number about 60 million across the continent at the present time."
  • Tanzania -- Jordan University College Salvatorian Institute of Philosophy and Theology (Morogoro, Tanzania)
    A constituent college of St. Augustine University of Tanzania, Mwanza: the official web site of the Roman Catholic seminary college in Tanzania affiliated with the Philosophy Faculty of the Pontifical Urbaniana University of Rome, Italy.
  • United Methodist Church--Global Ministries: Africa (New York)
  • University of South Africa: Research Institute for Theology and Religion--Publications UNISA Institutional Repository (Pretoria, South Africa)

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Islam in Africa

Judaism in Africa

  • Abayudaya Jews of Uganda (Kulani, Inc., New York)
    A collection of articles, videos, and reports by volunteers in Uganda about a community of Africans, originally followers of a Ganda leader of the late 19th and early 20th century, Semei Kakungulu.
  • Ethiopian Jews
    • Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews (Jerusalem, Israel)
      This non-profit organization, founded in 1969, advocates for and promotes the "absorption and integration" of Ethiopian immigrants in Israeli society. See also, the main site in Hebrew.
    • North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry A non-profit aid organization since 1982. (New York)
  • The Jews of Africa (2001) (Jay Sand, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
    A free-lance journalist, musician, and traveller has compiled profiles and historical summaries on "Jewish" communities in Africa, north and south of the Sahara.
  • South African Jews

”Traditional” Religions in Africa & the Diaspora