Dr. Ludovic Lado
Center for Research an Action for Peace/ Institute of Human Rights and Dignity, Abidjan, Cote dIvoire

Team Leader

Dr Ludovic Lado is Jesuit, lecturer in Social Anthropology and Ethics at the Institute of Human Rights and Dignity, the higher education component of the Centre for Research and Action of Peace based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He holds a Doctorate in Social anthropology from the University of Oxford (UK). From 2007 to 2012, he was lecturer and vice-Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Management at the Catholic University of Central Africa in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He joined the Center for Research and Action for Peace in 2012 to head to higher education section and has been the head of the research office at the same institution since 2015. His research interest focuses on the anthropology of African Catholicism and Pentecostalism but also includes religious violence in Africa, dynamics of secularism in Africa, Christian healing and public health, religion and gender in Africa.  His publications include several journal articles, books such as “Catholic Pentecostalism and the Paradoxes of Africanization” (Brill, 2009) and edited volumes such as “Le pluralisme médical en Afrique” (Karthala, 2010 ) et Le pluralisme religieux en Afrique” (PUCAC, 2013).


Ass Prof. Jacquineau Azetsop
Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

Team Member

Jacquineau Azetsop is an Associate Professor and the Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the Gregorian University in Rome. He holds a PhD in Social ethics from Boston College (2007) and a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in the USA. He taught Health policy, Social Aspects in Public Health, medical deontology and bioethics at the N’Djamena University’s School of Health Sciences and at the Catholic University of Mozambique at Beira. Since 2014, he has taught courses in Socio-economic inequality, structural interventions, Social suffering and the sociology of health and illness in Rome. His broad research interests include cultural practices and human rights, social ethics and health systems challenges, theoretical challenges in public health responses, AIDS and social justice, as well as Christianity and politics in Africa. He has a list of relevant publications, including two books:Structural violence, population health and health equity” and “HIV and AIDS in Africa: Christian reflections, Public Health and Social Transformation.” (a collection of essays, Forthcoming, September 2016).


Dr. Navigue Felicien Coulibaly
University Felix Houphouet-Boigny Cocody-Abidjan, Cote dIvoire

Team Member

Dr. Navigué Félicien Coulibaly is a Senior Lecturer in Christianity and Social History at the University Félix Houphouet-Boigny Cocody-Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire. He earned a Doctorate in the History of religions in 2009. He has served as a Teaching and Senior Researcher in the Department of History since 2010. He is the Founder of the Group of Studies and Research on the Religious Fact in Africa (GSRFA). He is also an Associate Researcher at the Laboratory of Economics, Sociology and Anthropology of Symbol of Belonging (LAASSE). His research interests include the Catholicism in Africa and Pentecostal Churches; the religious dynamics in West Africa particularly in Côte d’Ivoire: relations between politics and religions; religious syncretism; new catholic Community; the Pentecostal movement and ethnic churches. His research areas also concern the problems of diversity, integration and co-existence of contemporary multicultural societies and ethnics in Africa’s society. Dr. Coulibaly has published scholarly journal articles on religion and  integration in Africa particularly in Côte d’Ivoire such as: “Connections between political and religious in Côte d’Ivoire 1990-2010” ; ”The  western colonizers and the African traditional religions : on 1885-1945”;” Houphouet-Boigny, the political power and the religions in Côte d’Ivoire : on 1960-1990”; “The methods of  evangelization of the catholic mission in senoufo country of Côte d’Ivoire: on 1904-1960”; “Houphouet-Boigny, national unity and peace in Côte d’Ivoire : principles, compromises and dishonest compromises”. He is also the co-author of a collective book entitled “Diverse Perspective on Cathlicism in West Africa” directed by Lado Ludovic.

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27 July, 2017

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

Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, USA

January 18 – January 20, 2018

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