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African Christianity Rising

Two-part documentary film series just released:
African Christianity Rising
Stories from Ghana
Stories from Zimbabwe


Christianity’s explosive growth in Africa is part of a startling reversal in world history. Christianity is no longer the religion of the West. Over two-thirds of the world’s Christians now live in the global South—with Africa growing the fastest. We are turning a page in world history. What does it mean? What developments will it foster?

With guidance from leading scholars in the field we have been documenting the vitality and changing nature of Christianity in Africa. We have explored the ways in which it is has become increasingly popular by becoming increasingly African—that is, becoming rooted more authentically in local cultures, as Christianity has wherever it has effectively spread.

The stories we filmed bring viewers into these African worlds through the personal dramas of people wrestling with ordinary, yet gripping, human problems.

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