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Toussaint Kafarhire Murhula is a poet, Jesuit priest, theologian, literary critic, Executive Coach, and social scientist. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Facultés Saint Pierre Canisius (Kinshasa), another B.A. in Theology from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Nairobi), a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) in Ethics and Social Theories from University of Santa Clara (California), an M.A. in Political Science and a PhD in Global Politics and International Relations (Chicago). His research interest focuses on social justice, democracy and peace, political violence and conflicts, religion, and the Global Public Health politics. He has taught at Loyola University Chicago in the US, Episcopal Theological College of Pecs in Hungary, Hekima University College in Kenya, and Université Loyola du Congo (ULC) in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kafarhire is the current president of ASAA www.as-aa.org ; a member of the Editorial Board of Global Africa Review www.globalafricapress.org ; the Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa (CIHA) Blog www.cihablog.com ; Reseau Elikya www.reseauelikya.org ; the Pan-African Catholic Theology and Pastoral Network www.panafricantheologyandpastoralnetwork.org ; and Africa region coordinator of Catholic Theological Ethics in World Church (CTEWC) www.catholicethics.com
His most recent publications include the United States Foreign Policy Towards HIV/AIDS in Africa: The Role of Pharmaceutical Companies in the PEPFAR (Generis Publishing, 2022); “Covid-19 in Africa: Western representations and the violence of prejudices,” (Concilium Vol. 395, No. 2, April 2022, pp. 51-62); “Lines of Approach and Action: An African Ecotheology of Justice, Praxis, and Social Transformation” (Stan Chu Ilo, ed., African Ecological Ethics and Spirituality for Cosmic Flourishing. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2022, pp. 106-125); “Instabilité Politique et Consolidation Démocratique en République Démocratique du Congo” (in Congo-Afrique, Vol.556, June-August 2021, pp.563-580) ; “Briser les chaines et les representations mentales,” in Reseau Elikya Magazine (Mai 2021, pp. 29–32); “Mgr. Christophe Munzihirwa: Un leadership qui inspire,” in Reseau Elikya Magazine (Mars 2021, pp. 17–22); “Afterword : Reflecting on The Pan-African Congress on Theology, Society, and Pastoral life” and “The Jesuit in Africa: Mission, Ministry, and Moments of Grace in Advancing Catholic Intellectual and Social Traditions in Africa,” (in Stan Chu Ilo Nora K. Nonterah Idara Otu, MSP, eds., Faith in Action. Respectively in Vol. I and Vol. III. Abuja: Paulines Publications Africa, 2020, pp. 432–42 and pp. 61–87); “Trajectory Analysis of the Last Thirty Years of the Democratic Experiment in the DRC: A Survey,” in Democracy in Mosaic Societies (Nairobi: EARH, 2019); “Homelessness and Sustainable Development Goal 11: A Neoliberal Paradox?,” in James F. Keenan, SJ, and Mark McGreevy (eds), Street Homelessness and Catholic Theological Ethics, (New York: Orbis, 2019, p. 120–28).