By embracing the poor and weak in international ministry, we also learn to embrace those communities here in the U.S. -- and the vulnerable core of who we are as children of God -- says the Catholic priest and expert on global Christianity and reconciliation.
Emmanuel Katongole was born in the city of Maloube, Uganda, and ordained as a Roman Catholic priest by the Kampala Archdiocese in 1987. Since his ordination he has served parishes in Africa, Belgium and the United States. He is associate professor of Theology and Peace at Notre Dame University, with a joint appointment in the Theology Department and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Prior to that, he was a professor at Duke Divinity School, where he was founding co-director of the Center for Reconciliation. Katongole’s research interests cover a wide range of issues related to theology and violence, especially in Africa. His published works include "Beyond Universal Reason," "African Theology Today" and "The Sacrifice of Africa."
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