The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA)
The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA), located in Nairobi, Kenya, is an institute dedicated to preserving memory and promoting knowledge in Africa and its adjacent islands.
JHIA started in 2010 as an idea of the Jesuit General, Adolfo Nicholás, S.J., to encourage the study of his Order’s largely unexplored involvement in the evangelization of Africa. Further deliberations pointed to the need for such a study to be carried out within a broader social, political, cultural and religious context. The JHIA’s vision was thus expanded to that of offering a cost-effective environment for ground-breaking research on the religious histories, cultures and traditions of the people of Africa and Madagascar.
Permanent recognition as a Founding Partner for those whose accumulated gifts equal or exceed $15,000.
Akrofi-Christaller Memorial Center for Mission Research and Applied Theology, Ghana
Rev. Dr. Jonathan J. Bonk
Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Coote
Christian History Institute
The Fieldstead Foundation
Justo Mwale Theological College, Zambia
The Lundman Family Foundation
The Ochs Family Charitable Fund
Office of Anglican and Global Relations
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Trinity Grants Program of Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church
DACB Supporting Agencies
Denominations and Mission Agencies giving $1,000 or more annually and who promote the use of the DACB among their colleagues.
American Baptist Churches, USA
Church Publishing Company
Eastern Mennonite Missions
The Episcopal Church USA
First Fruit, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity International
LCMS World Mission
Seventh-Day Adventist General Conference
Sofa Logic, Inc.
The Foreign Mission Board
World Vision International
All other annual financial and in-kind donors to the DACB.
Calvin Missions Institute (Calvin Theological Seminary)
Dr. and Mrs. Joel A. Carpenter
Ed and Wendy Peterson
James M. Schaffer, development, consulting
Adire African Textiles Gallery for the use of the textiles images on the homepage and index pages
The Chancel Opera of Connecticut
Ray Dirks, use of paintings
Dr. Steve Strauss, use of photos for logo
Tibebe Eshete, use of paintings for logo
Lucie Brown, translation
Rev. Dan Nicholas, consulting
Eugenia Dilg, consulting
Matthew Kustenbauder, translation
Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Gerald H. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Erik Burnett
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sola
Dr. Debela Birri (Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology)
Becka Sisti, Office Assistant, Coder, 2008-2012
Sam Sigg, Translator
Web Site Photo Credits
M. L. Daneel and the Center for Global Christianity and Mission, for photos of evangelists
Richard McLellan, for use of photos of Ethiopian evangelists
Sellassie Cyber University site, for use of Lalibela photo
Vatican Web site, for use of photos of Catholic martyrs
Maria Vidale, Salvare l’Africa con l’Africa: Fortunata Quasce/ la prima Pia Madre della Nigrizia Africana, Archivio Madri Nigrizia, 6:9 (March 2005), for photo of Bakhita (nun)
DACB Staff and Collaborators, Boston University
Samantha (Sam) Roebuck, Editorial Assistant, 2014-2016
Jeremy Hegi, Editorial Assistant, Summer 2014
Jean-Luc Enyegue, Editorial Assistant, Fall 2015
Laura Chevalier, Editorial Assistant, Summer 2015 and Summer 2016
Alex Mayfield, Web Developer, Summer 2017
Daryl Ireland, Grant Writer
Trevor Persaud, Editorial Assistant, 2016-2017
Dave Restrick, Portuguese Translator
Many people have contributed to the advancement of the DACB project and are recognized elsewhere on our website.