Prof. Mary N. Getui
Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya

Team Leader

Mary N. Getui has been a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya since 2010. Prior to that, she was based at Kenyatta University. Prof Getui teaches courses on religion and society. Her research interests and publications are on religion, culture, gender, education and health. She has also conducted research on religion, women, peace and reconciliation, as well on youth and the family.  She pays particular attention to emerging issues and their implications for and on religion. Some of Prof. Getui's publications include: Spirituality for Another Possible World”, “Responsible Leadership in Marriage and Family” and Religions in Eastern Africa in the Age of Globalization.”


Dr. Nema C.M. Aluku
World Renew Eastern and Southern Africa Ministry Teams, Kenya

Team Member

Dr. Nema C.M Aluku has over 15 years’ experience in community development and HIV programming in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has worked in the NGO sector, academic, and community settings. She is the Health and HIV Program Manager at World Renew for the Eastern and Southern Africa Ministry Teams. Prior to joining World Renew in 2005, Dr. Aluku spent 5 years working with Pan African Christian Organizations based in Zambia and Kenya in progressively more senior roles including lecturing, research, program design and project management. Dr. Aluku holds a PhD (first class honors) in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Her research interest is in spirituality, religion and health. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Community Development from Daystar University, a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology specializing in Rural Sociology and Community Development, and a Master in Public Health specializing in Health Policy and Planning from the University of Nairobi. 


Dr. William T. Story
College of Public Health, University of Iowa, United States of America

Team Member

Dr. William T. Story is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health. He completed his PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy and his MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Dr. Story’s research broadly focuses on the impact of families and communities on maternal and child health in resource-poor countries. His research has been published in a variety of journals, including BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, Global Public Health, Health & Place, Qualitative Health Research, and Social Science & Medicine. Dr. Story has over 15 years of experience in global public health focused on program design, program evaluation, and operations research related to maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and malaria in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Latest News

27 July, 2017

Call for Papers - Currents, Perspectives, And Methodologies In World Christianity

Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, USA

January 18 – January 20, 2018

The last few decades mark a significant watershed in the study of World Christianity as an emerging field, its development into an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary endeavor in particular. Most scholarship now characterizes World Christianity as a ‘polycentric’ faith

"The Healing City: Faith of Unity Prayer Camp in Kapyemi, Uganda" - Nsibidi Institute, 12 June 2017 (online)
28 June, 2017

By: Asonzeh Ukah

Religion, health and healing are intricately interwoven and inseparable in traditional African