African Religion and Politics - Public Lecture

Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, SJ

African Politics and religions will be the topic of a Public lecture delivered by Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ, a Nigerian Jesuit priest, the Provincial of the Eastern Africa Province of the Society of Jesus, and lecturer at Hekima College Jesuit School of Theology, Nairobi, Kenya.

The 60-minute lecture will take place on Thursday 7th April at 10am at Gateway Hall B2, University of Malta.

The Public Lecture is being organised by the Jesuits in Malta together with the Faculty of Theology. 

'Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator grew up in a traditional Nigerian family near a Jesuit Parish. At age 14 he became fascinated by the baptism of young people during the Easter Vigil. Two years later he was baptized and, at age 19, he entered the Society of Jesus. Throughout formation he demonstrated a great ability for learning; he studied in the Congo, Kenya, the United States and Great Britain. There he earned a doctorate in Systematic Theology focusing on the Church in Africa. He was then assigned to teach at the Jesuit school in Nairobi, Kenya, Hekima College. Presently he is provincial superior of the East African province.' - Quote from www.sjweb.info/jesuitvoices

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Fr Orobator, SJ, is the author of Theology Brewed in an African Pot (2008) and of three books published in Africa by Paulines Publications. A keynoter at the 2010 Society of Christian Ethics conference in San Jose, USA, he writes and speaks on ethical and theological issues in church, religion, and society in Africa. Presently he is editing Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace (Orbis, 2011), on the second African Synod.

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