The purpose of this portal section is twofold. In the first place, it functions as a portal to the principal websites that are important for the study of African Christianity and African theology. It directs the user to a wide range of websites both within and outside Africa that provide primary and secondary sources for the study of these fields. As such this website is aimed at both African and other students of African Christianity and theology.
We hope that this website will become an important portal for the study of theology and religious studies for students, teachers and researchers in sub-Saharan Africa itself. Therefore, in the second place we intend this website to be a portal to the many resources available online for the study of theology in African contexts. Of course, the theological disciplines relevant for Africa are not all equally shaped by the particularities of the context. For example, when studying biblical languages, users can equally profit from websites that do not pay particular attention to the African context. For the same reason, we have a general section of the portal that provides helpful tools for the use of the internet in research, teaching (online and offline), and personal study.
From the titles of the sub-sections in this portal, it will generally be clear whether they cover materials that are specifically related to the African context. These sections intend to serve a worldwide community of students of African Christianity and Theology. Other section titles make it clear that they introduce users to more general websites for the study of theology and its various disciplines.
The development of this portal is a collaborative website. If you are aware of other websites that might be worth mentioning in the portal please inform us using the online form that can be found here. It would be helpful if you include a short description of the content and relevance of the website with your suggestion. Please note that this feature is only available to members of the website; if you would like to become a member you can do so here.
"ABWE missionaries and our local partners are bringing light to both urban and rural people groups all throughout what some call the “dark continent."
Academia.edu is a platform where academic resources, research papers and published works can be shared by authors and read by members for free.
The East Africa Journal of Theology became the Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology in 1990. It is a scholarly evangelical theological journal offering articles and book reviews relating to theology and ministry in Africa.
The Africa Leadership Study is a web portal that provides resources which identify, equip and entrust solid leadership in the service of Africa.
As an international ministry, Africa Mission & Beyond operates to fulfill the scriptural commission of Christ. Our burden and mission is to share the good news of the gospel and to show the love of God through humanitarian deeds of charity.
Africa Missions Resource Center (AMRC) is a web-based storehouse of information and outfitting for Christian Missions to Africa.
The Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS) builds on the resources and the research potential available within Africanist institutions based in the European Union. Describing its aim, AEGIS notes that "As the dynamics of contemporary change in Africa and the continent's response to globalization are intimately linked, understanding the continent's evolution is the major academic and policy challenge AEGIS seeks to address."
AEGIS perceives itself as "a research network of European studies centres which aims to create synergies between experts and institutions. With primary emphasis on Social Sciences and Humanities, AEGIS' main goal is to improve understanding about contemporary African societies." To achieve this,
AEGIS consequently aims to: (i) Share intellectual resources for research and advisory purposes; (ii) Conceptualise new research themes (iii) Improve and disseminate knowledge about Africa (iv) Provide academic guidance and foster institutional exchanges of students, senior researchers and academic staff (v) Promote interdisciplinary approaches to the study of Africa
Given its multiple members who are individual scholars and academic institutes with access to vast resources for research, AEGIS provides its user members access to research tools that deepen their engagement and understanding of Africa. AEGIS is therefore a good platform from which to engage Africa's history, culture, religion, politics, economics, climate and many other issues. Furthermore, AEGIS organizes an interdisciplinary conference that addresses themes relevant to Africa's current socioeconomic context.
“AfricaBib is a collection of Africana social science titles, presented in one easily accessible location on the internet. It is the culmination of over forty years of Africana research.”
African Books Collective (ABC) is an African owned, worldwide marketing and distribution outlet for books from Africa - scholarly, literature and children's books.
African Christian Theology: a private group for sharing news and material, providing a great network on African Theology Christian Theology and African theologies as a whole. In Spring 2021, at barely a year old, it already had over 2k members.
Founded in 2008, AMADPOC consider itself as “a pioneer institution conducting and streamlining policy-oriented research, training and capacity building and facilitating policy dialogue events on various topical issues on migration and their interrelationship with development in sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries.”
AMADPOC exists to spearhead research on issues of migration-development nexus which results in the boosting of the capacity of African countries and development partners in the corridors of national governments, inter-governmental cooperation and research institutions, collaborating with national governments, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the private sector, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the civil society.
Migration – whether forced or planned – has a direct impact on the development of nations across Africa. While some of the factors fanning migration are linked to systemic corruption, bad governance, wars, ethnic conflict, others are linked to the depletion of natural resources. Hence, this institute provides training that equips African states
Summary / Introduction
According to AMMODI, “Migration, mobility and displacement have been, and continue to be, key dynamics and practices shaping African social, political and economic as well as physical landscapes. African migration, mobility and displacement intersect with fundamental societal issues on national, regional and global scales, from securitization processes to generational conflicts, from the politics of belonging to urban and rural infrastructures, and from labour market configurations to the technology of refugee camps. In all their diversity, these movements are at the forefront of political changes affecting African futures both on the continent and in other parts of the globe.” Therefore, AMMODI brings “together research on African migration, mobility and displacement, in order to refine, elaborate, and communicate its findings in an interdisciplinary manner, acknowledging the growing relevance of these themes in the years to come.”
AMMODI has set the following aims: (i) To facilitate the exchange of information on scholarly debates on migration, mobility and displacement in Africa (projects, events, venues) within Europe (ii) To work especially on finding the overlaps and tensions between the debates on migration, mobility and displacement (iii) To promote collaboration between relevant researchers within Europe and Africa and strengthen networks especially in Africa (iv) To enhance the visibility of this topical cluster within the European African Studies landscape and beyond, and thereby to deepen AEGIS as a network (v) To disseminate AMMODI work to the broader public in light of the significance of the topic in current affairs.
AMMODI is an important meeting point for research on migration, mobility and displacement of Africans not just from Africa to other continents of the world, but even within Africa. While the emphasis is on assessing the socioeconomic and political impact of mobility, researchers interested in religion will find useful material that sheds light on the impact of mobility for the dissemination of religion.
The vision of the African Pastors Fellowship (APF) is to empower Christian leaders and enable effective ministry that brings community transformation through the local church.
The Archives Africa online catalogue is part of a new project: ‘Finding Africa: exploring the potential of a continent's archives', supported and developed by a team from King's College London and the National Archives of Madagascar. It has supported new research, learning and understanding of diverse records such as diaries, administrative papers, film and photography spanning more than 500 years of history.