Rev. 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.
Politics and violence in Africa; the theology of reconciliation; Catholicism in the global South; theology and strategic peacebuilding
Vatican's Second Conference on Nonviolence Renews Hope for Encyclical
Apr 23, 2019
Faculty Fellow Rev. Emmanuel Katongole (theology & peace studies) was quoted in a National Catholic Reporter article about the hope for a future papal encyclical that reframes the Catholic stance on war.
Reconciling with God: The Role of Religion in Conflict, Peace-building in Africa
Aug 15, 2018
Dissertation Year Fellow Alison Fitchett Climenhaga is studying the role of religion in conflict and peace-building in Africa.
500 Theologians to Gather in Sarajevo to Talk Ethics, Action
Jul 13, 2018
Faculty Fellow Rev. Emmanuel Katongole (theology and peace studies) will be one among nearly 500 moral theologians and ethicists to take part in the international meeting "A Critical Time for Bridge-Building: Catholic Theological Ethics Today."