The world celebrates a rare Gem;Professor (Fr) Stan Chu Ilo @50

Here comes a time when we celebrate a man who has done so much to uplift others. A man who has achieved so much for himself and others, yet still doing more. I present to you Professor (Fr) Stan Chu Ilo. The world celebrates a rare Gem who turns 50 on 6 August and 8 August a global concert is staged mark this special birthday. Read below a Bio of this extra ordinary Priest and Prof.

In 2016, Professor Stan was a special guest speaker at eDundalk annual international networking dinner event where he blew the minds of the participants away with his inspiring speech. In 2017, he sent in a video message to the event.

It's good to give honor to whom it is due.

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Stan Chu Ilo
3020 N. 76th Court, Elmwood Park, IL, 60707
7733254157
silo@depaul.edu

EDUCATION

Doctor of Sociology of Education (D.ED) | University of South Africa, Pretoria

2017.

Thesis Title: Embracing the Opportunities and Challenges of Multiculturalism and Diversity Education in Ontario’s Separate Schools. Director: Dr Mishack Gumbo.

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (PhD) | University of St Michael’s College, University of Toronto

2011.

Thesis: Cross-Cultural Currents in Sub-Saharan African Christianity: Explorations Toward a Missional Cultural Hermeneutical Methodology. Co-Directors: Ephraim Radner, John Dadosky.

Master of Arts (MA) in Educational and Pastoral Studies | Maryvale Institute, Birmingham and Open University, London

2008.

First class honors (Specialism: Catholic Educational Leadership)

Thesis: The Nature and Foundation of Human Rights Education in Catholic Social Teaching.

Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) | Regis College, Toronto

2006.

Summa cum Laude

Research Tesina: “ ‘Who is This of whom I hear such things?’ Exploring Lukan Christology through Herod’s Question in Luke 9.”

Master of Theology (Th.M) | University of St Michael’s College and University

of Toronto

2006.

Thesis: African Contextual Christology: A Comparative Study of the Christologies of Charles Nyamiti and Benezet Bujo and their Implications for African Theologies.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) | Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, UK

2006.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) | Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, UK

2005.

Bachelor of Divinity (BD) | Pontifical Urban University, Rome

1998.

Second Class Upper, Best graduating student Award

Bachelor of Philosophy(B.Phil) | Pontifical Urban University, Rome

1993.

First Class Honors, Best Graduating Student Award.

 

Additional Qualifications, Educational, Language and Professional Training

Post-Graduate Certificate in Global Health, DePaul University, Chicago| in view.

Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic (Harvard Global Health Institute), Certificate of Achievement | Winter, 2019

Fundamentals of Project Management (Sheridan College, Mississauga, ON, Canada) | Winter 2014.

International Project Management (University of Toronto) | Spring 2014.

Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster (Harvard Humanitarian Initiative), Certificate of Achievement | Fall 2016.

From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University), Certificate of Achievement | Winter 2017.

Certificate in Italian Language, Universita Per Stranieri | Perugia 2001.

Certificate in French Language and Culture, French Language and Culture Institute, Catholic University of Lyon | 2007.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS and Professional Positions

2018-present: Convener/Consultant, Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society and Pastoral Life of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).

2017:Research Professor of Catholic Studies, African Studies and World Christianity, Coordinator/Editor, African Catholicism Project/ The Handbook of African Catholicism, Center for World Catholicism and Inter- Cultural Theology, Catholic Studies Department, DePaul University, Chicago, USA

2014: Assistant Professor, Research Scholar, Center for World Catholicism and Inter- Cultural Theology, Catholic Studies Department, DePaul University, Chicago, USA.

 2010-2014, Assistant Professor of Religion and Education and Director of Field Education/Pastoral Formation, University of St Michael’s College, Toronto.

Courses Taught: Approaches to Multicultural Religious Education; Theories and Praxis of Leadership; Theological Reflection Seminar; Faith Development Across the Life Span; Teaching and Learning in the Spirit of Augustine; 

2012 Granted associate status at Toronto School of Theology for advanced degrees and began to supervise graduate thesis.
2013-Present, Member, Social Justice Committee, Toronto Catholic District School  Board.

2011-Present, Series Editor, African Christian Studies Series, Pickwick Publications, Wipf and Stock Publishers, Oregon, USA.

2006-2008, Member, Review Committee on the Curriculum on Religious Education and Family Life, Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland, Clarington District Separate School Board, Peterborough, Ontario.

2007-2008, Instructor, House of Discernment, Sacred Heart College, Peterborough
Course validated by St Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto, a member of the Toronto School of Theology. Course Taught: Introduction to Catholic Studies: Scripture and Tradition.

2002-2006, Diocesan Master of Ceremonies and member Diocesan Clergy Personnel Board, Peterborough Diocese, Ontario, Canada

1999-2001, Special Assistant on Pastoral Affairs and member Pastoral Department, Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, Catholic Secretariat, Lagos, Nigeria

1993-1996, Instructor, Institute of Ecumenical Education, Enugu, Nigeria (now Godfrey Okoye University), an undergraduate teachers’ institute.

Courses taught: Education for Tolerance in Pluralistic Societies; Foundations of African Traditional Religions; Introduction to World Religions.

1993-1994 Students Affairs Officer, Institute of Ecumenical Education, Enugu, Nigeria

2010-Present, Member of the International Advisory Board, Alliance for Vulnerable Mission (AVM).

2011-Present, President of the Board of Trustees, Canadian Samaritans for Africa.

2016-Present, Consultant, Theological Commission, Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).

2017-Present, Member of the International Advisory Board, Catholics and Cultures, Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA. 

2017-Present, Member Equity and Diversity Commission, Canada Theological Society. 

2018-Present, Member of the African Steering Committee, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church. 

2019-Present, Member Editorial Board, Concililum Catholic International Journal

2019-Present, African Representative, International Catholic Research (2019-2021), “At the Foot of the Cross.”

 

GRANTS/SPONSORED RESEARCH AND RECOGNITIONS:

2011: Dean’s Nomination for the Junior Faculty Fellowship, Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh, PA.

2012: Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and University of St Michael’s Presidential Grant for school-based research on the topic: “Towards Multicultural and Diversity Education in Catholic Education”

2014, Ambassador of Peace Award, for the Universal Federation for Peace

2015: DePaul University, Public Voices Fellowship.

2016: African Catholicism Project grant from an anonymous European agency co-written with Prof Bill Cavanaugh for the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, DePaul University. Award Money, 153, 000 USD

2017: Global Impact Leadership Award, Afroglobal Excellence Award

2018: My book, A Poor and Merciful Church was named as the one of the Ten Most Outstanding Books on Mission in 2018 by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research. It also received an honorable mention at the Catholic Press Book Awards, 2018

2019: Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society and Pastoral Life, grant for convening and publication of proceedings: Award Money 50,000 Euros.

2019/2020: Alan Richardson Fellow, Durham University, Durham, England

2020, Honorary Professor of Religion and Theology, Durham University, Durham, England

 

Scholarly and/OR Creative activities

 

  • Books 

 

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Someone Beautiful to God: Finding Faith and Life’s Purpose in a Wounded World. NY/Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2020. 

 

Stan Chu Ilo, ed. Pentecostalism, Catholicism, and the Spirit in the World. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2019.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, ed. Love, Joy, and Sex: African Conversations on Amoris Laetitia and Gospel of Family in a Divided World. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2019.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, A Poor and Merciful Church: The Illuminative Ecclesiology of Pope Francis (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018).

 

Stan Chu Ilo, ed., Wealth, Health and Hope in African Christian Religion: The Search for Abundant Life (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2018).

 

Stan Chu Ilo, ed. Friends of God and Servants of God’s People: Spiritual Reflection on Love and Friendship in the Lives of African Clerics and Religious. (Enugu, Nigeria: De Verge Agencies Publications, 2017).

 

Stan Chu Ilo, The Church and Development in Africa: Aid and development from the Perspectives of Catholic Social Ethics 2nd edition (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock 2014).

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Discover your Divine Investment: The Path to Spiritual Joy (Toronto: Catholic Register Publication, 2012).

 

Stan Chu Ilo, et al, ed., The Church as Salt and Light: Path to an African Ecclesiology of Abundant Life (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2011).

 

Stan Chu Ilo, The Face of Africa: Looking Beyond the Shadows (Ibadan, Nigeria: Spectrum Books, 2008).

 

 

  • Peer-Reviewed Articles

 

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “Where Hands Don’t Touch: A Biosocial Ethical Analysis of the Ebola Outbreak and Medical Intervention in West Africa” in Bulletin of Ecumenical Theology, Vol. 31 (2019): 34-60.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “The Dialectics of the City of God and the Earthly City in Nigeria: Towards a Critical and Constructive African Political Theology” in Encounter: Journal of African Life and Religion, Vol. 13 (2019): 49-66.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “Poverty and Economic Justice in Pope Francis” in International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Vol. 43, 1 (2019): 38-56.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “I had the Courage to Climb Higher: The Faith and Future of Youth in Africa” in Hekima Journal of Theology, Governance and Peace Studies Vol. 58 (December, 2018): 9-26.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “The Church of the Future in Africa: A Path to the Praxis of Pope Francis’s Illuminative Ecclesiology in Africa” in Concilium: International Journal of Theology, November, 2018: 59-71.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “African Ecclesiologies” in Oxford Handbook of Ecclesiology, ed. Paul Avis. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018): 615-638.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “The Future of Catholic Education in Africa: Narrating our Own Stories” in Bulletin of Ecumenical Theology, Vol. 30 (2018): 6-38.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “Theology and Literature in African Christianity: Hearers of God’s Word” in Concilium: International Journal of Theology, November, 2017: 119-130.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “Contested Moral Issues in Contemporary African Catholicism:  Theological Proposals for a Hermeneutics of Multiplicity and Inclusion” in Journal of Global Catholicism, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 2017): 51-73.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Currents in World Christianity and the Challenges of Border-Crossing and Intercultural Theology ,  Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, No. 158 (July, 2017): 37-56.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, The Rights of African Indigenous People: Lessons from the Struggles of the Ogoni of Niger Delta. Concilium: International Journal of Theology. 2017/3: 111-120.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, The Enduring Significance of Populorum Progressio for the Social Mission of the Church in Africa in Journal of Moral Theology, vol. 6, no. 1 (January 2017): 57-79.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Dialogue in African Christianity: The Continuing Theological Significance of Vatican II in Science et Esprit: Revue de Philosophie et Theologie (May 2016):341-361.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, The Church of the Poor: Towards an Ecclesiology of Vulnerable Mission in Ecclesiology, Journal of Ministry, Mission and Unity, vol 10, no. 2 (May 2014): 229-250.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Africae Munus and the Challenges of Social Transformation and Theological Praxis in Africa’s Social Context in Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies, Oxford Center for Mission Studies, vol.31, no. 2 (April 2014): 116-131.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Africa’s Place in World Christianity: Towards a Theology of Inter-Cultural Friendship in Toronto Journal of Theology, vol. 29, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 125-142.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Towards an African Theology of Reconciliation: A Missiological Reflection on the Instrumentum Laboris of the Second African Synod in The Heythrop Journal, vol. 53, no. 6 (November 2012): 1005-1025.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, The Second African Synod and the Challenges of Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace in Africa’s Social Context: A Missional Theological Praxis of Reconciliation—Part 1 Missiology: An International Review, vol. XL, no. 2 (April 2012): 195-204.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, The Second African Synod and the Challenges of Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace in Africa’s Social Context: Missional Theological Praxis of Reconciliation—Part 2 Missiology: An International Review, vol.XL, no. 3 (July, 2012): 249-260.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Catholic Education and the Challenges of Human and Cultural Development in Africa: Some Proposals for Inter- University Partnership in ACUHIAM Journal of Education (ACUHIAM: Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutes of Africa and Madagascar), vol. 2, no. 1 (2011-2012): 55-83.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Blacks against Blacks: Homelessness to Reconciliation in African Ecclesial Review, Vol. 51, no1&2 (March-June, 2009), 78-104.

 

 

  • Book Reviews

 

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Book Review, “African: Decolonization and Transformation of the Church by Elizabeth Foster” in Modern Theology, vol 36, no. 2 (April, 2020): 432-434.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Book Review, A Semiotic Approach to the Theology of Inculturation by Cyril Orji in Toronto Journal of Theology, vol. 31, no. 2, Fall 2015: 297-298.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Book Review, Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A Global History by Brian Stanley in American Academy of Religion, Reading Religion, Winter, 2019.

 

  • Chapters in Books

 

Stan Chu Ilo and Idara Otu: “Theology of Development” in The Routledge Handbook of African Theology, Elias Bongmba, ed. NY: Routledge, 2020:  220-242.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “Reform from the Margins: Pope Francis and the Renewal of Catholic Theology”, in All the Ends of the Earth: Challenges and Celebration of Global Catholicism, Cyril Orji and Jane Linehan, ed. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2020: 87-112.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “Introduction: What We have Seen and Heard (1 John 1: 3)” in Pentecostalism, Catholicism and the Spirit in the World. Stan Chu Ilo, ed. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2019: 1-14.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “Pathway to the Reform of the Church: Some Theological Proposals for the Church in Africa” in Riforma nella Chiesa, Riforma della Chiesa. Luigi Sabbarese, ed. Rome: Urban University Press, 2019: 135-156.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “Receptive Ecumenism in Africa: Lessons Learned from the Actual Faith of Everyday Christians” Virginia Miller et al. ed. Leaning into the Spirit: Pathways for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Dialogue. NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2019: 65-84.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “Introduction:  The Search for Abundant Life in African Christian Religion: Historical Reinterpretation of Christian Mission in Africa” in Wealth, Health, and Hope in African Christian Religion: The Search for Abundant Life. Stan Chu Ilo, ed. (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2018): xv-xxxii.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Chapter Three: Searching for Healing in a Miraculous   Stream: The Fate of God’s People in Africa in Wealth, Health, and Hope in African Christian Religion: The Search for Abundant Life, ed. Stan Chu Ilo, ed. (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2018): 45-79.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Fragile Earth, Fragile Africa: An African Eco-theology for Human and Cosmic Flourishing in Bill Cavanaugh, ed. Fragile World: Ecology and the Church (Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books): 129-150.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Stories My Grannies Never Told Me: Memory and Orality in the Narrative of African Christian History in Dana Robert, ed. African Christian Biography: Narratives, Beliefs, and Boundaries (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: Cluster Publications,2018): 42-62.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, The Illuminative Ecclesiology of Pope Francis and the Challenges of Ethical Transformational Servant Leadership for the Church in Africa in Elias O. Opongo, ed. Pope Francis on Good Governance and Accountability in Africa. (Nairobi, Kenya: Paulines Publications Africa, 2017): 11-52.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “Amoris Laetitia and Ministry of Mercy in an Illuminative Church” in Nicholaus Segeja and Emmanuel Wabanhu, ed. The Echo of Amoris Laetitia in Africa: Towards Living the ‘Joy of Love Experienced by Families’ in the Church (Nairobi: Catholic University of Eastern Africa Press, 2017:129-152.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, The Wisdom of the Two Cities in Augustine: A Model for Doing Transformational Theology in Africa in Emmanuel Wabanhu and Marco Moerschbacher, ed. The Shifting Ground of Doing Theology: Perspectives from Africa. Nairobi, Kenya: Paulines Publications Africa, 2017, 151-191.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “From Caritas in Veritate to Africae Munus: Pope Benedict XVI’s Social Teaching on Participation and Gratuity: Some Theological Principles and Practices for Catholic Higher Education in Africa” in Stanislaus Iheoma and Stophynus Anyanwu, Evangelical Witness. Owerri, Nigeria: APT Publications, 2017, 133-165.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Cross-Currents in African Christianity: Lessons for Inter-Cultural Hermeneutics of Friendship and Participation in Pathways for Interreligious Dialogue in the Twenty-First Century ed. Vladmir Latinovic, Gerard Manion, and Peter C. Phan (NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016): 183-198.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, The Church of Pope Francis: An Ecclesiology of Accountability, Accompaniment and Action in The Church We Want: African Catholic Look to Vatican III ed. A. Orobator (Maryknoll: NY: Orbis Books, 2016): 27-45

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Die Illuminative Ekklesiologie von Papst Franziskus und die Mission de Barmherzigkeit fur die Kirche der Armen in Afrika in Pope Francis and the Revolution of Tenderness, Karl Appel, ed. Freiburg: Verlag Herder, 2016: 349-365.

 

Stan Chu Ilo and Gunda Werner, Identity Within Identities: Communicative Theology Through Biographies in Ander Gemeinsam-Germeinsam Anders? In Ambivalenzen Lebendig Kommunizieren, Maria Jeue, Gunter Pruller-Jagenteufel, Johanna Rahner Zekirija Sejdini, ed. Ostfildern, Germany: Mathias Grunewald Verlag, 2015: 151-158.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Methods and Models for Doing Theology in Africa in Orobator, A. , ed. Theological Reimagination: Conversations on Church, Religion, and Society in Africa (Nairobi, Kenya: Paulines Publications Africa, 2014): 115-130.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Beginning Afresh from Christ in the Search for Abundant Life in Africa in Stan Chu Ilo, et al, ed., The Church as Salt and Light: Path to An African Ecclesiology of Abundant Life (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2011): 1-33.

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Adoption Cannot Help other Countries in Noel Merion, ed., Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints: Adoption (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Cengale Learning, 2009), 36-41.

 

Some Significant Commissioned Essays, Interviews and Review Essays

Stan Chu Ilo, Expert Opinion, African Response to Theology Today, Syndicate 

https://syndicate.network/symposia/theology/syndicate-project-on-the-state-of-theology/

Stan Chu Ilo and Matthew Kukah, commissioned essay, “Nigeria divided when Poverty and Ignorance Kill”https://www.thetablet.co.uk/features/2/17658/nigeria-divided-when-poverty-and-ignorance-kill

Stan Chu Ilo, Expert Witness, I am Through You US Catholic (September, 2017): 18-22.

Stan Chu Ilo, Dealing with Violence Against Women: A Christian and African Traditional Perspective, Expert Interview, Forum on Women, Carter Center, Atlanta (November, 2016).

http://forumonwomenblog.cartercenter.org/2016/11/28/violence-against-women-a-christian-and-african-traditional-religious-perspective/

 

Stan Chu Ilo, “Being a Black Male in America: Racism and the Police”, Huffpost, January, 2017.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/stan-chu-ilo/being-a-black-male-in-ame_b_7035468.html

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Canada’s Beauty Reflected in Catholic Universities, commissioned three-page essay in Catholic Register, February 2, 2013.

http://www.catholicregister.org/columns/guest-columnists/item/15791-canada’s- beauty-reflected-in-catholic-universities

 

Stan Chu Ilo, Why the Next Pope Should Be African, commissioned op-ed for CNN International, February 13, 2013

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/13/opinion/african-pope-stan-llo

Stan Chu Ilo, What Africans Want from the Next Pope commissioned op-ed, for CNN International, March 5, 2013

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/05/opinion/what-africans-want-pope-ilo

Stan Chu Ilo, What Happens in the Catholic Church Matters to Everyone, commissioned op-ed for the CTV, Toronto, March 13, 2013.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/pope/opinion-what-happens-in-the-catholic-church- matters-to-everyone-1.1193979

Rome and the Margins, documentary commissioned and produced together on World Catholicism with Al Jazeera Television Network, March 26, 2013. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/general/2013/03/2013325123233506715.html

Pope Francis: The Reformer

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stan-chu-ilo/

Obama and the Right Faith

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stan-chu-ilo/

scholarly papers presented (2014-2018)

Stan Chu Ilo, The Place of Religion in the Development of Innovation in Science and Technology, Keynote Address, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, December 10, 2019.

Stan Chu Ilo, God in Africa: Modernity, Christianity and Africa’s Futures, Annual Alan Richardson Lectures, Durham University, Durham, England, December 2, 2019. 

Stan Chu Ilo, Reform and Renewal in African Catholicism: From the African Synods to Pope Francis, PanAfrican Congress on Theology, Society and Pastoral Life, Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu, Nigeria, December 6, 2019.

Stan Chu Ilo, Rome and the Margins: Reform and Renewal from the Margins in World Christianity, Keynote speaker, College Theological Society, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, May 30, 2019

Stan Chu Ilo, Contesting Northern Epistemological Hegemony in the Search for Transformative Knowledge Production in Africa, Keynote speaker, African Scholars Network, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, December 14, 2018.

Stan Chu Ilo, African Theologies as Narratives of Redemption and Liberation, panel discussion, Racial Justice and Black Theologies, Memorial Lectures in Honor of Kate Cannon and James Cone, University of San Francisco, California, February 8, 2019.

Stan Chu Ilo, Reform of the Church, Reform in the Church, Key note speaker, Pontifical Urban University, Rome, April 15, 2018.

Stan Chu Ilo, Philanthropic Racism and Migration: Between Justice and Mercy, Panel Discussion, Ecclesiological Investigation Network, Toronto, May 27, 2018.

Stan Chu Ilo, Racism, Extremism and Intolerance: The Dual Crisis of Black Identity, Panel Discussion, American Academy of Religion, Boston, November, 17, 2017.

Stan Chu Ilo, Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural World, Congress of Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities, Ryerson University, Toronto, May 25, 2017.

Stan Chu Ilo, Cultural Pluralism and the Future of Theology in Africa, international conference on the future of Catholic Theology in Africa, Rome, April 21, 2017 organized by Notre Dame University.

Stan Chu Ilo, The Wisdom of the Two Cities in Augustine and the Task of Transformational Theology in Africa, Missio International Conference on Theology in Africa, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobo, May 10, 2016. 

Stan Chu Ilo, The Illuminative Ecclesiology of Pope Francis and the Future of African Catholicism, International Conference on “Pope Francis and the Revolution of Tenderness”, University of Vienna, Austria, October 25, 2015. 

Stan Chu Ilo, Fragile Earth, Fragile Africa, World Catholicism Week, DePaul University, Chicago, April 11, 2015.

Stan Chu Ilo, What My Grand Parents Did Not Tell Me: Biography and Memory in Writing African Christian History, Dictionary of African Christian Biography Project, Center for the Study of Global Christianity, Boston University, Boston, October 21, 2015.

Stan Chu Ilo, Traditions and Transitions in Africa: The Impact of Vatican II, international conference on celebrating 50 Years of Vatican II. Georgetown University, Washington, DC, April 21, 2015. 

Stan Chu Ilo, Vatican II and the Challenges of Inter-Faith Dialogue in African Christianity, invited paper presented at the Conference on Vatican II and Dialogue, Center for Research on Vatican II, St Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Canada, May 21, 2014.

Stan Chu Ilo, Ethical Questions in Peace Keeping in the African Sub- Region, panelist at the International Conference on Canada and Peace  Keeping in the World, Universal Federation of Peace, Ottawa, May 27, 2014.

Stan Chu Ilo, Africa: A Lost Continent, public lecture at Mission Occasional International Lecture Series, Ottensheim, Austria, June 16, 2014.

Stan Chu Ilo, Retrieving Cultural Biography in Communicative Theology, keynote presentation at the Congress on Communicative Theology, University of Innsbruck, Austria, June 18, 2014.

Invited Lectures

Prayer Breakfast Guest Speaker, The Challenge of Cultural Catholicism in a World Church, Holy Name Society of Regional Prayer Breakfast, April 11, 2017. 

Guest Speaker, Five Successful Paths to Cultural Immersion for African Migrants, EDunduk Irish-African Business Forum, Dunduk, Ireland, 14 February, 2016. 

Public Lecture, The Origin of Hell: Sin and Punishment in the Christian Tradition, DePaul Humanities Salon, October 21, 2015.

Workshop Facilitator, The Dignity of Difference: The Transforming Power of Educating for Diversity: Seven Hopeful Steps for Educators, Equity and Inclusive Education Professional Learning Series, Toronto Catholic District School Board, April 9, 2014.

Plenary Speaker, Method and Model of African Theology, International Colloquium on Theology, Religion and Society in Africa, Hekima Center for Peace and International Studies, Nairobi, Kenya, August 15, 2013.

Panel Chair, Religion and Tolerance in Muslim-Christian Relations in Africa: Going Beyond the Western Paradigm, Ecumenical and Inter-Faith Gathering, The Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network, Belgrade, Serbia, June 17, 2013.

Distinguished Guest Speaker, Currents in World Christianity: The Challenges of Inter-Cultural Communication and Catechesis, Center for Practical Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Innsbruck, Austria, June 14, 2013.

Panel Chair, Internationalizing Christian Higher Education in Africa: Partnership Between African Christian Academies and the West at the International Conference of the International Association of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE), Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 23, 2013.

Keynote Speaker, Great Lakes Regional Conference, Engineers Without Borders-USA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, The Power of WE: Building a Better Possible World as Global Citizens November 6, 2011.

 

OTHER PARTICIPATION IN SCHOLARLY MEETINGS

 

 Member, Equity and Diversity Committee, Canadian Theological Society, Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 24 May, 2017.

OTHER Professional Activities

  • Commentator and pundit on African Affairs and World Catholicism with Canada Television (CTV) since 2013; Chicago Sun Times since 2014.
  • CNN expert on ‘African Voices’ since 2013
  • Columnist, Catholic Register, the largest Catholic newspaper in Canada
  • Aljezeera TV expert on ‘African Christianity’ since 2013
  • Consulting student mentor, Engineers Without Borders USA-University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Alliance for Vulnerable Mission
  • Founder Canadian Samaritans for Africa, a registered Canadian charity.
  • Member, International Advisory Board, African Network for Peace and Justice.
  • Ambassador for Peace, Universal Peace Federation/United Nations.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

  • African Studies Association
  • Book Reviewer, Modern Theology; Theological Studies; Catholic Library World; Ecclesiology; Catholic Register; African Ecclesial Review
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, African Ecclesial Review
  • American Missiological Society
  • Association of Leadership Educators
  • Canadian Educational Association
  • Canadian Theological Society; Member Equity and Diversity Committee, Canadian Theological Society
  • International Association for the Study of the History of Religions
  • International Association of Missiological Studies
  • Catholic Theological Society of America
  • Society for Christian Ethics
  • International Association of Humanitarian Studies
  • Communicative Theology Network, Center for Practical Theology, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2017: Global Impact Leadership Award, Afroglobal Excellence Award

2017: DePaul Global Learning Experience Award for GLE Course. Award: 3500 USD

2012: Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and University of St Michael’s Presidential Grant for school based research on the topic: “Towards Multicultural and Diversity Education in Catholic Education”

2011: Dean’s Nomination for the Junior Faculty Fellowship, Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh, PA.

2015: DePaul University, Public Voices Fellowship.

 

Service to the university

DePaul, Global Learning Experience (GLE) Ambassador

Member| DEPaul Fulbright Committee

Member | DePaul Public Voices Cohort

Volunteer| Catholic Campus Ministry

Academic mentoring | BlackPassport, for African American and African students

 

SERVICE TO COLLEGE

Member, DePaul Local Organizing Committee | African Studies Association 2017 Convention

SERVICE TO DEPARTMENT

Member, Events Committee | Department of Catholic Studies

Member, Academic Grants Committee | Department of Catholic Studies

Co-coordinator, African Catholicism Project | Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology

Academic Advising | Catholic Studies Department)

 

Service to the Community and the Profession

  • Contributor, The Catholic Register, The Hill, Huffpost
  • Blogger, Huffington Post 
  • Guest columnist, Premium Times
  • Guest, Huffington live Post on Two Years of the Papacy of Francis 
  • Provided free research and consultation for the following media channels during the papal succession: CBC, Economist, Toronto Star, Al Jezeera, CTV, Maclean Magazine, Chicago Sun and NPR, my perspectives were widely quoted in the special edition for the papal inauguration of Maclean’s Magazine in April 2013 and in the influential US Congressional Journal, CQ Researcher, Vol. 23, no. 21, June 7, 2013. 
  • Provided expert opinion on the Synod on the Family to Chicago Sun Times. 
  • Editor, African Christian Studies Series, Pickwick Publications, Wipf and Stock Publishers. 
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Alliance for Vulnerable Mission 
  • Ambassador of Peace, Universal Peace Federation 
  • Founder and President, Canadian Samaritans for Africa 
  • External Examiner, University of South Africa 
  • External Examiner, All Hallows College, Dublin, Ireland ; St Paul’s University Ottawa, Canada
  • External Examiner, Jesuit College, Santa Clara University, Berkeley, California 
  • External Examiner, University of Ottawa, Canada.
  • Member of the Advisory Board, African Ecclesial Review
  •  Consultant, Theological Commission, Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).

 

Courses taught (2014-2017)

Introduction to Catholicism (CTH 180)

Catholicism in Modern History (CTH 206)

Introduction to Catholicism in Africa (CTH 276)

Catholicism and Slavery (ABD 290, CTH 248)

Multiculturalism Seminar (LSP, 200-326)

Catholic Experience III: From the French Revolution to the Present (CTH 206

 

 

 

 

 

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