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POPE Francis on Good Governance and Accountability in Africa

POPE Francis

This book brings together articles from different authors who have diverse experiences in peacebuilding. The discussions draw attention to the vital role of good governance in political structures and also notes that the church has a prophetic role to play as she is invited to stewardship of herself and others in the concrete realization in history of God's will of abundant life for humans and for the entire cosmos.

Further, the articles underline the importance of engaging the youth in social transformation processes while empowering them with the necessary skills for gainfu employment. Political leadership and good governance ought to be grounded on sustainable economic structures, human rights, citizen participation, accountability, reconciliation and the love of God.


Elias Omondi Opongo, SJ, is the director of Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR). He is a conflict analyst and peace practitioner with a research focus on transitional justice and post conflict reconstruction, religious extremism, state building and community peacebuilding. Opongo is a Jesuit priest, and holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from University of Bradford, UK and MA in International Peace Studies from University of Notre Dame, USA


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