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About JESAM

jesuits group photo editedThe Jesuit African Assistancy (Conference) consists of 7 Jesuit provinces: Central Africa (ACE), Africa North-West (ANW), Western Africa (AOC), Madagascar (MDG), Zambia-Malawi (ZAM), and Zimbabwe (ZIM). One independent region: Rwanda-Burundi (RWB) and one dependent regionsSouth Africa (SAF) dependent on the British Province. The Conference of major Superiors of Africa and Madagascar (JESAM) comprises the major superiors of the provinces and regions mentioned above. This body is presided over by the moderator or President of JESAM who is currently Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator E. SJ and who is responsible to the Father General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ.

The Mission of Jesuit Superiors of Africa and Madagascar (JESAM) is to "build up the Society of Jesus in Africa and Madagascar into a prayerful and discerning community of apostolic men, and to foster union, communication, effective leadership and planning towards a common vision and the universal mission of the Society." (Statutes 2.1)

 

History of JESAM

The foundations of JESAM were laid down by Fr. General Pedro Arrupe when he called the Major Superiors of Africa to a meeting in Rome in 1966. In 1970 he created the African Assistancy (Conference). In 1977 the Major Superiors of Africa and Madagascar created a Secretariat. In accordance with the guidelines of General Congregation 34, the Major Superiors of Africa and Madagascar drew up statutes which were submitted to Fr. General for approval. The Conference of Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar (JESAM) was constituted through these statutes. The last revision of these statutes was approved by former Fr. General (Fr. Adolfo Nicolás) on August 29th, 2011.

Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator E. SJ is the current president of JESAM since February 2017.

 

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March 30, 2017

Thursday, Fourth Week of Lent

Thursday, Fourth Week of Lent

March 30, 2017 Ex 32:7-14; Jn 5: 31-47; Ps106: 19-23 By *Fr. Aghadi Onu, SJ Image source: familychristian.com &nbs... Read more

March 29, 2017

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2017

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2017

"The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift" Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to t... Read more

March 28, 2017

Reflection: WHERE HAVE YOU PUT HIM?

Reflection: WHERE HAVE YOU PUT HIM?

Thought of the day, From the Jesuits in Britain 'At the sight of Mary's tears, and those of the Jews who followed her, ... Read more

March 27, 2017

Lenten Reflections 2017

Lenten Reflections 2017

Monday, Fourth Week of Lent March 27, 2017 Is 65: 17-21/ Ps 30: 2 and 4. 5-6. 11-12a and 13b/ Jn 4: 43-54. By *Mr. Lo... Read more

March 20, 2017

St Peter’s Mbare science student creates mobile app

St Peter’s Mbare science student creates mobile app

  A science form four student at St Peter's Secondary School in Mbare has created a mobile application, Paivapo, w... Read more

March 9, 2017

Father General's Speech on Women's Day

Father General's Speech on Women's Day

Voices of Faith 2017 Stirring the Waters – Making the Impossible Possible I would like to thank Voices of Faith and the... Read more

March 8, 2017

Hekima Diaconate Ordination 2017

Hekima Diaconate Ordination 2017

Twenty three (23) Jesuits were ordained deacons on Saturday 25 February, 2017. The event took place at Hekima Jesuit C... Read more

February 9, 2017

News: Arrupe College

News: Arrupe College

Fr. General has appointed Fr. Gibson Munyoro rector of Arrupe College, the Jesuit School of Philosophy and Humanities, i... Read more

February 1, 2017

Breaking News: NEW JESAM PRESIDENT

Breaking News: NEW JESAM PRESIDENT

Very Reverend Fr. General Arturo Sosa has appointed Rev Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ President of the Conference of M... Read more

Featured Articles

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January 21, 2016

Vatican City: Pope Francis speaks out for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Vatican City, 12 January 2016 – This update originally appeared on the JRS International website. Yesterday, Pope Franc... Read more

January 20, 2016

South Sudan: from Lost Boys to leaders

JRS Eastern Africa Juba, 8 January 2016 In the late 1980's and early 1990's, more than 20,000 boys and girls who fled S... Read more

April 17, 2015

Ongwen’s Surrender and its Implications for Reconciliation in Northern Uganda

By Magara Ibrahim Sakawa- Extract from the Peace Dialogue HIPSIR Since 1989,Northern Uganda has suffered from armed con... Read more

April 13, 2015

Web launching of edujesuit.org

Web launching of edujesuit.org The Society of Jesus and the right to education for everyone: Madrid (Spain), April... Read more

March 11, 2015

JRS: Ethiopia: Photos from Mai Aini refugee camp

Mai Aini refugee camp in northern Ethiopia is home to more than 18,000 refugees from neighboring Eritrea. (Images from C... Read more

March 11, 2015

Jesuits Martyrs in Africa

Jesuits have a tradition of working in some of the most dangerous places and in Africa they can be very often be found i... Read more

March 11, 2015

Aids in Africa: An overview by AJAN

On 5 June 2011, the world marked an unhappy anniversary: 30 years since the first diagnosed case of what would later bec... Read more

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