fr. orobatorAgbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, ed., The Church We Want: Foundations, Theology and Mission of the Church in Africa (Nairobi, Kenya: Paulines Publications Africa, 2015). The volume includes chapter contributions by AOR Jesuits Rodrigo Mejía ("The African Bishop in the Pastoral Program of Pope Francis"), Deogratias Rwezaura ("A Nomadic Church and an Extended Family of God at the Service of All") and Elias Omondi Opongo ("An Ecclesiology for Africa in Distress: Time to Change Our Pastoral Strategy").


Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, "'After All, Africa Is Largely A Non-Literate Continent': The Reception of Vatican II In Africa," in 50 Years On: Probing the Riches of Vatican II, ed. David Schultenover(Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2015), 273-292.

Also, the book, Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2014), co-edited by Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator and Linda Hogan was awarded Second Place Prize in Gender Studies Category at the Catholic Press Association Awards 2015 in the USA. 



Other Publications


The first issue of a new bi-annual review, RIBA, was published in August 2014. RIBA stands for "Review for the Interpretation of the Bible in Africa". It responds to the need for a critical and hermeneutical research on the Bible in the African context, on an essentially African basis. Professor Wilfried Okambawa, (AOC), a biblical scholar specializing in Pauline thought is its initiator and Editor. He wants the review to be specific on two points:

RIBA must become a means allowing Africans to reflect on their socio-cultural situation. Contributions should be written with and from the blood, which is why the name of the review is colored as blood.

RIBA should offer to its readers not only biblical studies, but also, and above all, specifically African methods of interpretation of biblical texts, in conformity, it could be said, with Esdras, who "read plainly from the book of the law of God, interpreting it so that all could understand what was read" (Neh 8:8).

The first issue, which has articles written by seven African exegetes who live and work in Africa, deals essentially with issues of peace in the continent, on the basis of Old and New Testament. This issue has only one of the three rubrics intended, which are: exegesis, hermeneutics, and book reviews. In addition, all articles of this issue are in English, which to some extent limits its reach.


Azétsop Jacquineau and Ochieng Michael. "The right to health, health systems development and public health policy challenges in Chad." Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine Vol 10 no 1 (2015): 1-14.

The pdf version of the article can be accessed through this link: Hongera, Mike and Jacquineau!

Newsletters - English

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September 16, 2015

Coetus Praevius meeting, Rome

GC 36 –Responding to new calls and urgent needs The Preparatory Commission (Coetus Praevius) for GC 36 met in Rome fr... Read more

September 3, 2015

From Rome

A Brief Report- World meeting of the EYM: Rome 2015 From Tuesday August 04 to Monday 10 August, the members of the Euch... Read more

September 2, 2015

Common Works

Pilgrimage into the History of the Society of Jesus in Africa through the Archives of Jesuit Historical Institute in Afr... Read more

September 1, 2015


JESAM Delegates of Formation Meeting The JESAM Delegates of Formation Meeting was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from... Read more

August 31, 2015

Common Houses of Formation

August 17, 2015, News from Arrupe College, Harare Arrupe College is slowly coming back to its usual academic vigou... Read more

August 30, 2015


  Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, ed., The Church We Want: Foundations, Theology and Mission of the Church in Africa ... Read more

December 31, 2014

JESAM Statement on Migration

"Building a culture of hospitality and inclusiveness" With some 232 million migrants worldwide, a threefold increase si... Read more

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