May 29, 2015
Through stories and theoretical displays, Emmanuel Katongole, CWCIT visiting scholar & associate professor of Theology & Peace Studies at Notre Dame, will talk about the social, political and economic dimensions of hope in Africa. Katongole’s research focuses on the role that religion in general—Christian faith in particular—plays in shaping hope in the midst of violence, war and dislocation. In a continent like Africa, that role is related to faith’s capacity to transform suffering into hope, through the practice of lament. It is this capacity for, and discipline of, lament that is transforming Africa into a continent of hope.