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Robert White, SJ

60 Years a Priest
Lecturer, Tangaza University


Father Robert White, SJ, is celebrating 60 years as a Jesuit priest. 

He has worked with leaders in fighting grassroots problems of poverty in Africa for much of his ministry and continues that to this day. He currently works as a lecturer in pastoral communication in the School of Theology at Tangaza University College in Nairobi, Kenya.  

Father White was director of the Institute of Pastoral and Development Communication at the Gregorian University from 1985 to 2005.  

During this time, he worked with the Church’s directors of development communication, especially radio schools in Africa and Latin America. He was then director of research and a member of the faculty of communication at St. Augustine University in Tanzania and at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.   

From 2016 to 2021 he established a Ph.D. program in development studies at Tangaza University in Kenya. Building on his experience in Latin America and Africa with colleagues, he co-authored a book which won recognition as the best book of the year 2009 in the area of communication ethics.