Stan Chu Ilo

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Stan Chu Ilo is a research professor of World Christianity and African studies at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology. He is an Honorary Professor of Theology and Religion at Durham University, U.K .

Stan is the principal convener of the Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society, and Pastoral Life. The central concern of his current research is on developing some methods for theological education in Africa, as well as 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 cultural and human development, racism, civil society, ecology, human rights, pastoral leadership, politics, and global health inequity and solidarity.

He is one of the editors of Concilium International Catholic Journal and serves on the board of directors of Concilium. He is also the founder and member of the Canadian Samaritans for Africa. He is the 2017 recipient of the Afro-Global Excellence Award for Global Impact.

Some of his recent works include:

Someone Beautiful to God: Finding the Light of Faith in a Wounded World (Paulist Press, 2020).
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
Church and Development in Africa (Pickwick Books, 2014)
Wealth, Health, and Hope in Africa: The Search for Abundant Life, ed (Lexington Books, 2019)
Pentecostalism, Catholicism, and the Spirit in the World, ed (Cascade, 20 19).