Christianity in Africa is growing exponentially. To nourish this growth, African Christians point to the need for trained leaders deeply rooted in their cultural contexts. Seminaries educating these leaders lament the lack of specialized books grounded in their unique African soil.
Every year the Network receives hundreds of requests from these institutions for resources on African theology authored by Africans. Recently a partner school in Malawi received a book shipment and sent comments highlighting the importance of these specialized materials:
These targeted resources are critical to the training of leaders who will respond thoughtfully and faithfully to difficult questions facing their communities. Prof. Tesur Aben from Nigeria notes:
The Network would like to meet this growing demand. With your help we can provide clergy, faculty, and students with the theological resources to fruitfully engage pressing questions of gender, poverty, environment, corruption, technology, youth, disease, war, and many others.
We have worked with leading African theologians to identify 15 key books to send to 100 seminaries. For each gift of $250, you will provide a set of these specialized books to schools that are anxious to receive them and will put them to good use.
The market cost to conduct this project would be $49,000 but we are able to accomplish it for just $22,000 due to our relationships with publishers and our economies of scale in shipping.
We’ve already raised more than $5,000 for the project. Your gift today will help us raise the remaining $17,000 by our target date of June 30 so that we can begin shipments.