The volume is a publication of essays written from an African perspective that deal with the post-Vatican II pastoral issues while also developing recommendations and practices for treating the current and post Covid-19 crisis. Faith in Action, Vol. 1 is made up by an impressive body of theological scholarship containing profound knowledge on African issues and social challeges, that is also aware of African's huge potential to contribute to worldwide solidarity. It bears witness to the outsanding and transformative theological thought that is rising up in present-day Africa and that is guiding African Catholicism towards a bright future.
“The publication of these essays provides Africa with a platform to make its contribution of theological thought, which could change things for the better in a world that is faced with many and complex challenges. It is my hope that the ideas shared here from an African perspective will contribute to worldwide solidarity in finding solutions to the prevailing crisis of the coronavirus and beyond, in a spirit of Ubuntu and mutual care for each other and creation.”
—Sithembele Sipuka, Bishop of Mthatha (South Africa)
“The publication of the excellent work of these experts heralds a bright hope to the vital future of African Catholicism. This volume is unique because the essays deal with the post-Vatican II pastoral issues at hand, while developing some recommendations and practices of hope for dealing with some of the persistent social challenges of Africa that we will continue to deal with in what we hope will be a post-Covid-19 pandemic world.”
—Patrick Chukwudezie Chibuko, Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt
“This volume captures the hopes, dreams, and disquietude of Africa, thus, reigniting the potential of Africans to be missionaries to themselves and beyond. If read with an open heart, mind, and right spirit, this book reveals to Africa, collectively and individually, what direction African Catholicism should take. Faith in Action (vol. 1) does not disappoint!”
—Agnes Lucy Lando, Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Daystar University, Nairobi