Catholic Theological Ethics in a World Church

Hope, concrete realities the focus at gathering of African theologians

– by Joshua J. McElwee

NAIROBI, Kenya – Bring up the subject of Africa at dinner conversation and you may feel like you’ve removed the air from the room.

By any measure, the problems facing the world’s second-largest continent loom large. There’s an HIV/AIDS crisis that touches the majority of its 57 countries, ongoing violent conflicts that tear at national identities, and perennial questions of development, hunger and health.