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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 August 30, 2016

Double August-Sept Issue of the Journal of African Christian Biography

journal6-16The double August-Sept 2016 issue of the JACB is now available as a free download. The goal of the JACB is to make African Christian biographies more readily accessible and immediately useful in African congregations and classrooms. The JACB is intended to promote the research, publication, and use of African Christian biography within Africa.
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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.

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>>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: Newly Redesigned Website for WCC Library and Archives (part 1)

A number of valuable resources in the World Council of Chuches archives have been microfilmed or microfiched and are held at the Yale Divinity Library (among other places.) Microform collections include:
International Missionary Council Archives: 1910-1961:
World Council of Churches records:
1) World War II-era records of the World Council of Churches: (also available digitally now)
2) Programme to Combat Racism:  
3) Dialogue with People of Living Faiths:

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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