January 13, 2004
Joel Carpenter

Joel Carpenter
"Hope for Africa"
Underwritten by: Peter & Pat Cook

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Famine, wars, AIDS, extreme poverty…this is the news we usually hear of Africa. But there is another side of the story. Even in some of the continent’s most volatile regions there are reasons to be hopeful. Stability is now gaining in some nations that were once ravaged by war. In a number of countries, economics ruined by misgovernment are now growing again. Christianity, in many vibrant new expressions, is flourishing in sub-Saharan Africa. Calvin College provost and history professor Joel Carpenter has traveled extensively in Africa and has worked with many African leaders in churches, government, education, healthcare and business. He presents the ideas, opinions and vision of contemporary African leaders who have reasons to hope for their beloved continent.

  • Provost, Calvin College
  • Church historian
  • Author of "Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism"