Fr. Emmanuel Katongole is a professor of theology and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he holds a joint appointment with the Keough School of Global Affairs and serves as a core faculty member of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He is also a faculty fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. He studies politics and violence in Africa, the theology of reconciliation, and Catholicism in the global South.
Katongole is a Catholic priest ordained by the Archdiocese of Kampala. He previously served as associate professor of theology and world Christianity at Duke University, where he was the founding co-director of the Duke Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation. Katongole is the author of books on Christian social imagination, the post-genocide crisis of faith in Rwanda, and Christian approaches to justice, peace, and reconciliation. His most recent books are Born From Lament: On the Theology and Politics of Hope in Africa (Eerdmans, 2017) and The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for A New Creation in Africa (Orbis, 2017).
Katongole earned a PhD from Catholic University of Louvain.

Thematic Interests

Politics and violence in Africa; the theology of reconciliation; Catholicism in the global South; theology and strategic peacebuilding

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