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.
Politics and violence in Africa; the theology of reconciliation; Catholicism in the global South; theology and strategic peacebuilding
Kellogg Experts Respond to ‘Laudate Deum’: Tackling Climate Change is ‘a Fundamentally Human and Social Problem’
Oct 5, 2023
On Wednesday (Oct. 4), Pope Francis released “Laudate Deum,” an apostolic exhortation on climate change, intended as a follow-up to his 2015 environmental encyclical, “Laudato Si’.” Two experts from the Kellogg Institute for International Studies offer their insight into the new document.
Kellogg Cultivates Research Collaboration and Other Opportunities in Africa
Oct 2, 2023
The Kellogg Institute’s participation in the Pamoja summit, support of the Initiative at Notre Dame more generally, and other efforts this year in Africa demonstrate the Institute’s ongoing commitment to the continent.
Three Kellogg Fellows Win Book Awards from Catholic Media Association
Jul 18, 2023
Two Kellogg Institute faculty fellows won first-place honors from the Catholic Media Association (CMA) in 2023, and one won a second-place award. They are among six University of Notre Dame faculty members who garnered seven book awards from the organization.