ISAR (Institute for the Study of African Realities) is a constituent school of Africa International University. In line with the AIU’s vision and mission, and also with its core values, ISAR sets its goals as follows:
ISAR seeks to listen to diverse African voices so that it can provide an environment for a profound examination of crucial issues that Africa is facing today. In so doing, ISAR attempts to apply the vision and values of Jesus and Christian worldview to our training and research programs. ISAR basically exists to bridge any existing gap between Christian academia and communities to which we belong. ISAR continues to make efforts to synthesize “real-world” solutions that promote justice and peace in our societies. Thus, ISAR’s programmes are designed to aim at transforming individuals, communities, and systems throughout Africa, in line with AIU’s vision and core values.
The production of this journal is being coordinated by CRP under the auspices of ISAR. The journal is meant to contribute to the overall objective of equipping Christ centred leaders for the transformation of God's people and world through innovative awareness creation programmes, research and community engagement.
The articles contained in the journal were carefully chosen. They are meant to provide insight to the role of the university in transforming the society. The articles have been contributed by the members of the university and external writers who share the same vision with the university.