Ted Rogers – Jesuit, Social Pioneer & Aids Activist in Zimbabwe – A Memoir
324 pages – paperback
24cm x 16cm
Follow the journey of Ted Rogers SJ, one of the most famous priests in Zimbabwe:merchant seaman torpedoed off the West African coast during World War II; trainee Jesuit for ten years; founder of the School of Social Work in Ian Smith’s Rhodesia; admirer and then critic of Mugabe’s regime; general secretary for the social-action efforts of 80 bishops in southern Africa; and rounding off his 50-year ministry by pioneering a successful peer-education programme to combat AIDS among high school youth. A moving story, told with great charm and wit. The Christian Lives in Africa Series aims at documenting the trajectories of African Christians who left a mark in church and society. All genres including journals, memoirs, correspondence and oral history interviews are considered. The series will disseminate significant texts and documents which are not easily accessible. It will enrich and enlarge the knowledge of African Christianity.
The article below was published in The Witness on 1 August 2012
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