Institutional Partners

These research centers and institutional affiliates partner in the work of the DACB. Research centers have similar research goals as the DACB and can serve as resources to researchers. Institutional affiliates include all universities, seminaries, or other religious organizations that have contributed historical content to the DACB. Their faculty, students, and staff research and write the stories of the important figures in African Christianity.

Research Centers

The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA)

The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA), located in Nairobi, Kenya, is an institute dedicated to preserving memory and promoting knowledge in Africa and its adjacent islands. JHIA started in 2010 as an idea of the Jesuit General, Adolfo Nicholás, S.J., to encourage the study of his Order's largely unexplored involvement in the evangelization of Africa. Further deliberations pointed to the need for such a study to be carried out within a broader social, political, cultural and religious context. The JHIA's vision was thus expanded to that of offering a cost-effective environment for ground-breaking research on the religious histories, cultures and traditions of the people of Africa and Madagascar.

Interim Director: Dr. Jean-Luc Enyegue, SJ

JHIA website

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Seminary is an academic research center that monitors worldwide demographic trends in Christianity, including outreach and mission. We provide a comprehensive collection of information on the past, present, and future of Christianity in every country of the world. Our data and publications help churches, mission agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to be more strategic, thoughtful, and sensitive to local contexts.

Co-Director: Dr. Todd Johnson

Co-Director: Dr. Gina Zurlo

Mission of the CSGC

All Affiliated Educational Institutions

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