Mission Statement

RASA is dedicated to educating the Rice population about Africa, raising awareness and funds for African-related events and issues, and informing fellow Africans in our home countries about Rice University.


Our Faculty Sponsor

Elias K. Bongmba
Harry and Hazel Chavanne Chair in Christian Theology
Professor of Religious Studies

      Dr. Bongmba obtained a B.A. in 1987 from Sioux Falls College, a M.Div in 1989 from North American Baptist Seminary Sioux Falls SD, a M.A. in 1991 from the University of Iowa and Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology.
      His areas of reaserch include African and African Dispora Religions, African Culture and Philosophy, Contemporary Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Hermeneutics, 19th Century Philosophy and Religion, Religion and Health

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