In this conversation with guest host Harvey Kwiyani, scholars Sheila Akomiah-Conteh and Naar M’fundisi-Holloway give their personal views on the shape of African Christianity in the UK, focusing on Pentecostalism, the role of women in African churches in the UK and the challenges of cultural illiteracy for bringing about God’s multicultural realm.
Dr Sheila Akomiah-Conteh is a Ghanaian scholar who lives and works in Glasgow. Her PhD at the University of Aberdeen focused on new churches planted in Glasgow from 2000-2016.
Dr Naar M’fundisi-Holloway is originally from Zambia and works as an action researcher for the Salvation Army. Her PhD from the University of Birmingham focused on Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches in Zambia and their interface with matters of civic engagement.
Guest host Dr Harvey Kwiyani is a Malawian theologian who works at Liverpool Hope University. His most recent publication is ‘Multicultural Kingdom: ethnic diversity, mission and the church‘ (2020, SCM) and he is the Director of Missio Africanus.