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Vision and Mission

JHIA is a commitment of the Society of Jesus to preserving memory and promoting historical knowledge in Africa and its adjacent islands.

Our Vision

To provide a cost-effective environment for ground-breaking research on the religious histories, cultures and traditions of the people of Africa and Madagascar.

Our Mission

  1. to collect and preserve records on the religious traditions and cultures of Africa, including Islam,
  2. to document the evolution of Christianity on the continent, especially the role played in it by the Society of Jesus, other missionary societies and local agents of evangelization,
  3. to make the collected information available to researchers from all academic disciplines, and
  4. to promote targeted research.

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Father Adolfo Nicolás, S.J. Death Announ…

Father Adolfo Nicolás, S.J. Death Announcement (1936-2020)

Fr Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., the 30th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (2008 ~2016), has died at the age of... Read more

ATNP East Africa Book Launch

ATNP East Africa Book Launch

JHIA is pleased to announce the African Theological Network Press (ATNP) distribution in East Africa of The Sacrifice of Africa by Emmanuel... Read more

Workshop Training for Archivists & S…

Workshop Training for Archivists & Supervisors of Archives

Workshop Training for Archivists & Supervisors of Archives in the Jesuit Conference of Africa & Madagascar (JCAM) Nairobi, March 3-5,... Read more

JHIA 2020 Diary - Price: KSh 800 | $ 10 …

JHIA 2020 Diary - Price: KSh 800 | $ 10 | € 8 (2)

Our 2020 Diary is now out! We at JHIA believe that writing to yourself is an important means of self-expression.... Read more

Engaging the World: The Jesuits and Thei…

Engaging the World: The Jesuits and Their Presence in Global History

Lisbon, Portugal   |   June 17–19, 2020     Engaging the World   The Jesuits and Their Presence in Global History   Call for Papers   Co-organized by the Institute for Advanced... Read more

Promoting Africa’s Culture

Rev. Dr. John Okoria Ibhakewanlan SJ., Principal, Hekima University College has said that partnering major players in the African art... Read more

The Way, the Truth and the Life Book Sal…

The Way, the Truth and the Life Book Sale!

More than two millennia after Jesus Christ this book unveils the timeless fruitfulness of the greatest Christological... Read more