“The Jesuit School of Theology of Hekima University College (HUC) in Nairobi, Kenya, is delighted to announce the ‘St. Ignatius Scholarship for Women Theologians’. This scholarship is for African women (Religious or Lay) to study towards the Bachelor of Theology (BTh) or the Master of Theology/Licentiate in Sacred Theology,” read in part the poster announcing the scholarship.
In an interview with ACI Africa, the Coordinator of the theology scholarship, Jesuit Fr. Peter Knox explained the reason behind the initiative.
“In line with the pastoral focus of Pope Francis and the orientations of the Society of Jesus (of) walking with the marginalized, the Jesuit School of Theology is concerned that not enough women’s voices and insights are being heard in the Catholic Church in Africa, particularly when it comes to matters concerning faith,” the Nairobi-based Jesuit, who lectures at HUC told ACI Africa Tuesday, January 14.