The Province of Eastern Africa was formed in 1986 and consists of Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan and Uganda. There are 210 Jesuits who belong to the Province of Eastern Africa. Many work in Eastern Africa, but true to the Society’s missionary vocation, others are working or studying in Zimbabwe, West Africa, Italy, India, the United States, Great Britain, the Philippines and elsewhere.
In Eastern Africa as in other provinces, Jesuits do anything and go anywhere to spread the Gospel. You will find us in a wide variety of ministries, including schools and universities, retreat centers, social service and research agencies, refugee relief centers and media organizations. The Jesuit norm is to find where God will best be served and where people will best be helped. We like to say, “We find God in all things.” For more on Jesuit ministries in Eastern Africa, click here
Jesuit Father Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator is the provincial of the Eastern African Province. A prolific author, his books include Theology Brewed in an African Pot and Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace: The Second African Synod
In mid November 2011, Fr. Orobator addressed over 1,100 students, teachers, parish members and others passionate about faith-inspired social justice who gathered in Washington, DC, for the 14th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network. To view a video interview of Fr. Orobator speaking with National Jesuit News, see below:
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