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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 April 26, 2016

New Index of "Collected Memories"

On March 20, 2016, Fr. Vincent Machozi, an Assumptionist priest and Boston University graduate, was killed by armed militants in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. His last words were "Why are you killing me?" He had devoted his life to the work of peace keeping and giving voice to human rights abuses in the area.
   To honor the memory of Fr. Machozi as well as many others like him who have devoted their lives to the service of gospel in Africa, the DACB is launching a new index of "Collected Memories" which regroups accounts of Christian witness that deserve to be remembered but do not yet represent full biographies.

To Read Biographies

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 download 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.

Meet the DACB Advisors

Our advisors play an essential role in shaping the vision ofthe DACB project. They promote its objectives among their networks and in their institutions, and provide leadership in planning events, conferences, and publications.
E.Thiani   This year, five new members have joined the DACB Advisory Council. They expand the geographical and denominational diversity of the group. To meet our advisors, old and new, please click here.

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