Not able to attend Father Emmanuel’s book launch for his latest book, Who Are My People?, held at Notre Dame last week? No worries! It was recorded and is now available on YouTube (see video below or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRabyB3w8LA).
As a refresher, here is a short description of the book:
“In Who Are My People?, Emmanuel Katongole examines what it means to be both an African and a Christian in a continent that is often riddled with violence. The driving assumption behind the investigation is that the recurring forms of violence in Africa reflect an ongoing crisis of belonging. Katongole traces the crisis through three key markers of identity: ethnicity, religion, and land. He highlights the unique modernity of the crisis of belonging and reveals that its manifestations of ethnic, religious, and ecological violence are not three separate forms of violence but rather modalities of the same crisis. This investigation shows that Christianity can generate and nurture alternative forms of community, nonviolent agency, and ecological possibilities.”