Ted Rogers: Jesuit, Social Pioneer and AIDS Activist in Zimbabwe – A Memoir
Date: August, 2
Time: 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm
Venue: St Anne’s Chapel (next to the Monastery Church), Mariannhill, (South Africa?)
Speakers: South African cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Durban Wilfrid Napier OFM, Professor Philippe Denis OP
Contact: 031 201 3832/ 072 806 4417
Copies of the book will be available at the launch price of R100 (normal price R150).
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. First in the series: CHRISTIAN LIVES IN AFRICA
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