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Generation Change Fellow Profile: Shubey Nantege of GoGirl Africa

Shubey Nantege, a Ugandan Generation Change Fellow, founded GoGirl Africa, a civil sociey organization that empowers girls and women to create and lead social change across Uganda. This video profiles Nantege and …

Catholic Sisters: Champions of Sustainable Development

Catholic sisters’ work with vulnerable people is inspired by their faith, and it also aligns with international community’s approach to development. This video illustrates the unique role sisters play in promoting sustainable …

Catholic Sisters Create a Model of Economic Empowerment in Zambia

In Chipapa, Zambia, Catholic sisters have created a model of sustainable development that allows the sisters to support themselves while helping the wider community. Sister Catherine Oguonu provides a tour of the …

Catholic Sisters Discuss Sustainable Development in Africa at Nairobi Convening

Along with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), CRCC convened leaders from the Catholic Church, NGOs, state governments and foundations for “Catholic Sisters: Champions of Sustainable …

Catholic Sisters in Africa: Strong, Vital and Taking on Global Challenges

This post was adapted from our report on the Conrad N. Hilton’s Catholic Sisters Initiative. Catholic sisters have been present in Africa since the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny landed on …

Educating the Educators: Equipping Catholic Sisters to Educate in Africa

Catholic schools educate more than 19 million children across Africa, and many of these schools are run by women religious. In this video, Holy Cross Sister Prisca Muthoni describes her school in …

Uganda’s Pre-Election Violence Spurs Generation Change Fellows to Act

Post courtesy of the United States Institute of Peace. CRCC & USIP partner to run the Generation Change Fellowship Program. By Aubrey Cox; Gopal Ratnam Two Ugandans, Hassan Ndugwa and Nulu Naluyombya, …

Excel for Sisters: Financial Literacy Training for African Religious Leaders

Catholic sisters run schools, hospitals and large charitable organizations across Africa, often without a lot of training in accounting and finances. Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) finance workshops teach sisters how to …

College-bound Sisters: Higher Education for Sisters in Africa

Earning an advanced degree can allow Catholic sisters in Africa to become administrators at schools, nurses and health workers and other professionals that serve their communities. Catholic sisters provide crucial services in …

Catholic Sisters Lead the Way in Africa

In Kenya, 27 percent of women and girls undergo Female Genital Mutilation. Catholic sisters have played a significant role in changing the culture and helping girls who are running away from FGM …

A New Generation Becomes Civic Leaders in Africa

Post courtesy of the United States Institute of Peace. CRCC & USIP partner to run the Generation Change Fellowship Program. By Fred Strasser The road to leadership for Imrana, a Nigerian activist, …

Generation Change Connects Young Activists Across the Middle East and Africa

Post courtesy of the United States Institute of Peace. CRCC & USIP partner to run the Generation Change Fellowship Program. By Aubrey Cox Amid Yemen’s turmoil, a 27-year-old woman living in the …

How a Pentecostal Law Professor Has Helped Reshape Nigerian Politics

This post also appeared on The Washington Post Acts of Faith blog. I met Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice president-elect, two years ago, during the annual convening of the mammoth Holy Ghost Congress …

A Pragmatist’s View of Religion

It is reasonably easy to be an armchair critic of religion. There are ample examples of religious leaders who compromise the values of their tradition, and the fundamentalists of every religion are …

Rwanda Rising

(Photo: Lorna Miller with family friends in Kigali) The slogan “Never Again” rings false to me, since a more appropriate refrain seems to be “Once Again,” especially given what happened in Darfur …

Moved by the Spirit: Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in the Global South

Nick Street reports on new trends in Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. The report includes information on the Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative and photographs by Nick Street and Donald Miller.   Download …

Spirit and Power: The Growth and Global Impact of Pentecostalism

Spirit and Power: The Growth and Global Impact of Pentecostalism Donald E. Miller, Kimon Sargeant, and Richard Flory, editors (Oxford University Press: 2013)       From the publisher’s description: Pentecostalism is …

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Speaking in Tongues in Africa

In this video, Senior Writer Nick Street explores glossolalia (speaking in tongues), the Pentecostal movement in Jos, Nigeria, and a Charismatic Catholic congregation in Nairobi, Kenya.

Axis Mundi: A Little Prayer Group on the Edge of Nairobi

On the Wednesday that marked the midpoint in the recent weeklong Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative (PCRI) conference outside Nairobi, about 30 research fellows and CRCC staffers trundled onto a pair of …

“Beach Children” Find Salvation through Pentecostal Preachers

In cities and towns around the world, countless numbers of people flock to beaches in search of sun, sea and sand. Yet a different picture emerges in Lagos, Nigeria, the second-largest city …