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The mission of the DACB is to collect, preserve, and make freely accessible biographical accounts and church histories--from oral and written sources--integral to a scholarly understanding of African Christianity.
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Updated June 25, 2016

Announcement: New
Journal of African Christian Biography

journal6-16The June and July 2016 issues of the JACB are now available as free downloads. The goal of the JACB is to make African Christian biographies more readily accessible and immediately useful in African congregations and classrooms. Published in monthly installments with an annual cumulative volume available online, the JACB is intended to promote the research, publication, and use of African Christian biography within Africa.
    To receive the monthly and yearly electronic issues of the journal, free of charge, please visit our sign up page.

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mapBrowse our complete index, our country index or click on the map icon. You can also browse our index of ancient Christians, women, musicians, martyrs or latest stories.

Join the Work of DACB

>>To submit a biography or Christian history, please consult our guidelines and our Instructional Manual for writers. Email all submissions to Michèle Sigg, Project Manager, at

What's new?
Check out the new guidelines for writing a Christian history on our submissions page.

Resources for Research: Old and New in Shona Religion Website

Apostolic ChurchA new resource recently unveiled by the Center for Global Christianity and Mission at Boston University School of Theology, this multimedia website showcases the photography and work of Dr. M. L. Daneel. His decades of research among the Shona people of Southern Africa have yielded a wealth of photographs and publications documenting African initiated churches and traditional religions. The Old and New in Shona Religion website makes these resources available online.

New Index of "Collected Memories"

In March, Father Vincent Machozi, a Boston University graduate, was killed by armed militants in the the Democratic Republic of Congo for speaking out against human rights abuses in his home area.
   To honor his memory, the DACB has launched a new index of "Collected Memories" which regroups accounts of Christian witness that deserve to be remembered but do not yet represent full biographies.

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Get the latest news on the DACB and African Christian biography. Beginning this year, in addition to receiving our free bi-yearly DACB News Link, subscribers will also receive the Journal of African Christian Biography in monthly installments.

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