The Miracle City: Pentecostal Entrepreneurialism and the Remaking of Lagos

In the extant literature on African cities and urban lifestyle, one component of Lagos’ megacity makeup is noticeably absent.  This often overlooked or under-represented feature is that Lagos is truly a “Miracle City” – a city sited at the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean, with a manifest peril of being swallowed up hovering over it… Continue reading>

The Healing City: Faith of Unity Prayer Camp in Kapyemi, Uganda

Religion, health and healing are intricately interwoven and inseparable in traditional African worldviews and societies. Among many African peoples, religion is as much a way of dealing with critical issues such as managing illness, addressing the threat of death and what happens after death, as well as creating and maintaining community life. The ‘good life’… Continue reading>