Emmanuel Katongole

Associate Professor of Theology and Peace, University of Notre Dame


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 the University of Notre Dame, 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 books include The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for New Creation in AfricaBorn from Lament: On the Theology and Politics of Hope in AfricaBeyond Universal Reason: The Relation Between Ethics and Religion in the Work of Stanley Hauerwas, African Theology Today, and The Sacrifice of Africa.