About the Partnership

Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture is a research university promoting African innovation and excellence. It is dedicated to the study and documentation of Christian history, thought and life in Ghana, and in Africa as a whole. The Presbyterian Church of Ghana established it as a scholarly institution to serve the wider Christian community in Ghana and Africa. The Institute is accredited by the National Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Education (Ghana) as a postgraduate research institution, with a Presidential Charter to award its own degrees.

The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA) , based at Hekima College, is an initiative by the Society of Jesus. It gathers for research purposes primary historical materials on the development of Christianity within its African socio-cultural context. Its collection goes beyond what is exclusively Jesuit and, as broadly as possible, to include records and publications from other missionary societies, as well as literature on Christianity in general, other religions of Africa (including Islam), and the cultures which provided the context for missions. The centre makes such material available to researchers for general and targeted research. At a time when African churches are transcending missionary-dependency to become fully grounded on local cultures, the kind of research envisaged by JHIA is indispensable.

Missio Africanus
Missio Africanus is a missions training project that helps missionaries and Christian leaders from around the world to understand and overcome the cultural barriers they encounter in their work in the West. The term Missio Africanus comes from a loose translation of the Latin words Missio which means “sending” and Africanus meaning “African”. And thus, Missio Africanus is about the “sending of the Africans” as missionaries around the world in the larger global context of the mission of God, or Missio Dei.
Missio Africanus aims to maximise the effectual impact of the African missionary movement, both in Africa and in the African Diaspora, through training and equipping Christian leaders (African and otherwise) for effective cross-cultural partnerships. It also dedicates time and resources to researching and documenting the unfolding story of the rising African missionary presence in the world.
The Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (SPCK) was founded in 1698. It is the largest Christian publisher in the UK and the third oldest British publishing house still operating today. Through their diverse range of publishing and charity programmes, they aim to make Christian ideas and values relevant and accessible. SPCK’s mission is to be the leading creator of books and resources which help everyone make sense of faith.

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