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Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, S.J.

“I am a bearer of a double religious heritage—African and Christian.”

Internationally known theologian and lecturer, Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator teaches theology and religious studies at Hekima College, Jesuit School of Theology and the Institute of Peace Studies in Nairobi, Kenya. Born in Nigeria, Orobator converted to Catholicism, studied in England, became a Jesuit, and was ordained a priest. He currently serves as the provincial of the Eastern African Province of the Society of Jesus—a province that includes six countries.

His Theology Brewed in an African Pot (2008) expresses his determination to integrate who he is as a scholar, teacher, pastoral leader, and, above all, a person of faith. Formed in the lived context of Africa, his is an engaged scholarship rooted in a commitment to “faith doing justice”—faith responsive to the challenges of globalization and the realities of poverty and injustice as well as the gifts of diversity and pluralism. His other books include From Crisis to Kairos: A Critical Theology of the Mission of the Church in the Time of HIV/AIDS, Refugees and Poverty (2005) and The Church as Family: African Ecclesiology in Its Social Context (2000). He also edited Reconciliation, Justice and Peace: The Second African Synod (2011).

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