Biography : Stan Chu Ilo

Stan Chu Ilo

Stan Chu Ilo is a Catholic priest from Achi clan in West Africa. He is a Research fellow at the Center for World Catholicism and Inter-Cultural Theology, DePaul University, Chicago, USA. He is the editor of African Christian Studies Series for Pickwick Publications, Wipf and Stock Publishers.

He is a visiting faculty at the Institute of Social Ministry and Mission, Tangaza University College, Nairobi, Kenya and is the founder of the Canadian Samaritans for Africa, a registered Canadian charity working to alleviate poverty among African women and helping to develop the assets of African women. His areas of research are: cross-cultural studies, African intellectual and political history, African Christianity and the World Church, equity and diversity in faith-based education and ministry, Religion and Social Transformation, Religion and Violence. He is a commentator on Africa, religion, and politics for Canada Television (CTV), and Al-Jezzera. He writes columns for CNN African Voices, Catholic Register and Premium Times.

He is a blogger for Huffington Post (World Affairs, Religion, and Black Voices). He is the author of The Church and Development in Africa: Aid and Development from the Perspective of Catholic Social Ethics (2014) and the editor of the forthcoming book, Searching for Abundant Life: Christianity, Money and Africa’s March Towards Modernity.


Pity is not enough, compassion is a real and deep human feeling, sympathy and empathy are good, but solidarity is better, and collaboration is the best thing we can offer to Africans especially the women and children who want to work hard to realize a better future for themselves and their children.
- Stan Chu Ilo

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