Tag Archives: Africa

The Vatican II Experience in Sub-Saharah Africa


Fr. Agbonkhianmenghe Orobator, S.J. reflects upon the experience of Vatican II in Sub-Saharah Africa.

Fr. Orobator is the provincial of the East African province of the Society of Jesus.

Backpack Journalism in Uganda


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Program host John O’Keefe discusses his trip to Uganda for Backpack Journalism 2011.

O’Keefe, two colleagues from the Journalism department and 14 students traveled to northern Uganda to study the Church’s efforts to help the region recover from a brutal civil war.

Bishop Nicolas Djomo and the Church in the Congo


Bishop Nicolas Djomo from the Democratic Republic of the Congo discusses the war that has ravaged that country and what the church is trying to do about it.

If you are interested in helping with a financial contribution, please contact Catholic Relief Services.

The Church in the Congo


Today’s guest is Albert Shuyaka, a seminarian from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In this interview, Shuyaka discusses the violence that is dominating life in his country and the role of the Church in the midst of that struggle.

The Jesuit Provincial of East Africa


Rev. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J. joins host Wendy M. Wright to discuss his work as a the new provincial of the Jesuit province of East Africa. The province includes the countries Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Sudan.

Rev. Orobator is the author of the book, Theology Brewed in an African Pot, published by Orbis Books in 2008.

The Church in Northern Uganda 2


In March 2009, John O’Keefe traveled to Uganda with Computers for Africa. (Listen to the interview we did with the founders a few years ago.)

In Lira he had the opportunity to interview Rev. Pontiano Okalo, vocations director for the diocese of Lira. Twenty years ago, Fr. Okalo was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army and forced to be a child soldier.

O’Keefe spoke with him about his experience and his ministry. The interview took place at St. Joseph Seminary in Aboke, Uganda.¬†Aboke was also the site of a large abduction of school age girls, which has been chronicled in the book Aboke Girls: Children Abducted in Northern Uganda.

Our program “The Church in Northern Uganda 1,” was posed on May 5th, 2009

Photos of one of Northern Uganda’s refugee camps can be seen at John O’Keefe’s photostream on flickr.