This book draws together diverse stories of Catholic leadership from different parts of Africa as well as collective initiatives towards social-political and economic transformation. Just to sample a few - such initiatives include: Courageous acts of leadership by Wangari Maathai in protecting the environment; commitment to inter-religious dialogue and advocacy against human rights abuses by Cardinal Oneiyekan of Abuja Nigeria; initiatives by Immacolata Nyaga from Kenya, who through her health skills has contributed to community conflict resolution; Archbishop Pius Ncube's daring courage against oppressive arms of Zimbabwean government; Sr. Belaynesh Abera's commitment to justice and peace in Ethiopia;Catholic parliamentary liaison work in advocacy and policy formulation in South Africa; Bishop Kukah of Sokoto who chaired the truth and reconciliation commission in Nigeria; Cardinal Dery's commitment to theological praxis in the Wa diocese in Ghana; collective stand of the Catholic bishops's of Malawi against the Kamuzu Banda's dictatorial regime; justice and peace initiatives in Zambia and Kenya; Archbishop Odama's courageous commitment in advocating against the conflict in northern Uganda; the unrelenting commitment to peace by Fr. John Mary Waliggo; and reflections on the role of the Church on transitional justice, among many other articles. The book also pays tribute to many African leaders, alive and dead, who have contributed to the bringing peace, justice and reconciliation in Africa.
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