Stan Chu Ilo

Stan Chu Ilo is the founder and current president of the Canadian Samaritans for Africa. He is a Catholic priest and is presently a Research Professor of World Christianity and African studies at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, DePaul University, Chicago. He is also the principal convener of the Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society and Pastoral Life and an honorary Professor of Religion and Theology at the Durham University, Durham, England. He is the 2017 winner of the Afro-Global Excellence Award for Global Impact. He has authored or edited more than ten books, and over 50 journal articles and chapters in books. He regularly contributes op-ed essays to Toronto Star, Chicago Tribune, The Hill, Catholic Register, LaCroix among numerous other outlets. Some of his recent books are: Church and Development in Africa (2014); A Poor and Merciful Church (2018), Wealth, Health, and Hope in African Christian Religion (ed), and Someone Beautiful to God: Finding the light of Faith in a Wounded World (2020)

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