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

Research Sub-Discipline
Apr 17 to 19, 2016
From Aid to Accompaniment
Jaimie Bleck, Matt Bloom, Paolo G. Carozza, Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC, Paul Farmer, Rev. Daniel G. Groody, CSC, Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP, Matthew Hing, Terence Johnson, Fr. Emmanuel Katongole, Tracy L. Kijewski-Correa, Erin Metz McDonnell, Terence McDonnell, Carolyn R. Nordstrom, Steve Reifenberg, Sara Sievers