Filmmaker James Ault will screen his documentary “African Christianity Rising: Stories from Ghana” at UC Riverside on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. The film is the first of a two-part series about the explosive rise of Christianity in Africa.
Ault will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward. “African Christianity Rising” will screen in Interdisciplinary Building Room 1128. The film is free and open to the public. Parking costs $5.
“World Christianity is undergoing a major global shift,” explained Jennifer Scheper Hughes, assistant professor of religious studies and organizer of the event. “It is on the decline in much of Europe and the United States, but it is growing faster than ever in the Global South. Christianity is now one of the largest religions in Africa, with almost 400 million Christians and almost 12,000 denominations. This film explores this dramatic and unprecedented rise of African Christianity.”