In what has become known as Africa's "second liberation", there has been a renewed drive from within for peace and good governance. Church leaders have been key actors in this drive as is evident in their peacemaking initiatives and their commitment to peaceful change. African scholars explore in this book the transition phenomenon as it unfolded in East and Southern Africa. They reflect on the theological, historical, philosophical and traditional perpsectives of the churches' involvement in the socio-political transition in Africa. Case studies of South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Zambia, Zaire and Kenya have been used with a view to providing a practical counterpoint and hope for the future.