Hope for Africa


Joel Carpenter


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Famine, wars, AIDS, extreme poverty…this is the news we usually hear of Africa. But there is another side of the story. Even in some of the continent’s most vola tile regions there are reasons to be hopeful. Stability is now gaining in some nations that were once ravaged by war. In a number of countries, economics ruined by misgovernment are now growing again. Christianity, in many vibrant new expressions, is flou rishing in sub-Saharan Africa. Calvin College provost and history professor Joel Carpenter has traveled extensively in Africa and has worked with many African leaders in churches, government, education, healthcare and business. He presents the ideas, opin ions and vision of contemporary African leaders who have reasons to hope for their beloved continent.

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