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Welcome To
The Sanneh Institute

Offering scholarship
as a tribute to God

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Our roots are deep,
as is our love of neighbor

Engaging with
our religious traditions

Engaging the Mosque
and the Church in West Africa

Scholarly Community

Believe the best in the Other

Humanity owes
God everything

Scholarly Conversations

Academic Excellence


Accra, Ghana, 28th July 2020 – Most recently, Ghanaians were shocked by the depraved lynching of an old woman accused of witchcraft in the Savana Region. The belief in witchcraft however goes back many generations and is deep rooted and widespread in Ghanaian society.

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Our roots are deep, as is our love of neighbor

Who we are

A scholarly community dedicated to the equipping and resourcing of religious leaders, scholars, academic institutions and wider African society through advanced inquiry. Deeply rooted in our traditions, we seek to inspire intellectual curiosity in the religious and non-religious other by fulfilling our commitment through research, translation work, publications, education, and engagement.

Our Vision Statement

Offering scholarship as a tribute to God, with the religious and non-religious other within hearing distance, for the transformation of society.

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Our Work

The primary focus of The Sanneh Institute is research. It will investigate issues at the

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The institute will act as a major resource for tertiary institutions and theological seminaries in

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The institute will house a research based, specialized reference library and online resources for the advanced study of Islam and Christianity

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The institute will launch an online, peer-reviewed Journal of Islamic and Christian Thought in Africa (JICTA).

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The institute will convene seminars and workshops for various constituencies: academics, religious leaders, members of civil society, and professional groups.

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The institute will host regional and international academic conferences to provide African Muslim and Christian scholars opportunities for scholarly exchange.

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As part of its commitment to garnering indigenous knowledge, the institute will commission English and French translations of manuscripts in Arabic and other local languages.

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The Sanneh Institute(TSI) will foster a sustained relationship with undergraduate program and community at the University of Ghana, Legon as well as facilitate and host study abroad programs.

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