Stan Chu Ilo

Bio:

Stan Chu Ilo is a research professor of World Christianity and African studies at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology. He is also the Alan Richardson Fellow for 2019/2020 at Durham University, U.K where he is working on a book project, God in Africa: Modernity, Christianity and Africa’s Futures.

Stan is the principal convener of the Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society and Pastoral Life. The central concern of his research is on reform and renewal in the Roman Catholic Church, especially guided by the call of Pope Francis for a missionary conversion.

Additionally, he conducts research on social issues with regard to development, ecology, human rights, leadership, governance and cultural change as well as on best practices in faith-based social ministry.

Some of his recent works include:

  • Love, Joy and Sex:African Conversation on Pope Francis’s Amoris Laetitia and the Gospel of Family in a Divided World
  • A Poor and Merciful Church: The Illuminative Ecclesiology of PopeFrancis(Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018)
  • “Poverty and Economic Justice in Pope Francis” in International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Vol. 43, 1 (2019): 38-56; “African Ecclesiologies” in Oxford Handbook of Ecclesiology, ed. Paul Avis. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018): 615-638
  • “The Future of Catholic Education in Africa: Narrating our Own Stories” in Bulletin of Ecumenical Theology, Vol. 30 (2018): 6-38.

 

List of Works:

Books

Stan Chu Ilo, ed. Love, Joy and Sex: African Conversation on Pope Francis’s Amoris Laetitia and the Gospel of Family in a Divided World: https://wipfandstock.com/love-joy-and-sex.html

Stan Chu Ilo, ed. Wealth, Health and Hope: The Search for Abundant Life
https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498561273/Wealth-Health-and-Hope-in-African-Christian-Religion-The-Search-for-Abundant-Life

Stan Chu Ilo, A Poor and Merciful Church: The Illuminative Ecclesiology of Pope Francis: https://www.orbisbooks.com/a-poor-and-merciful-church.html

Stan Chu Ilo, The Church and Development in Africa: Aid and Development from the Perspective of Catholic Social Ethics, 2nd Edition
https://wipfandstock.com/the-church-and-development-in-africa-second-edition.html

Stan Chu Ilo, ed. The Church as Salt and Light: Path to an African Ecclesiology of Abundant Life
https://wipfandstock.com/the-church-as-salt-and-light.html

Stan Chu Ilo, The Face of Africa: Looking Beyond the Shadows
https://wipfandstock.com/the-face-of-africa.html

Stan Chu Ilo, Discover your Divine Investment: Path to Spiritual Joy
https://www.catholicregister.org/crbooks/item/15275-discover-your-divine-investment-the-path-to-spiritual-joy-by-stan-chu-ilo

Some Essays in Popular Media and the Catholic Press