Rev. Fr Kpanie Addy, SJ holds postgraduate degrees in both philosophy and world Christianity. His academic interests centre on the role of religion, particularly Christianity, in shaping Africa’s past, present, and future. His most recent research focused on the socio-political impact of neo-prophetic Pentecostal Christianity in contemporary Zimbabwe. Currently, he is interested in analysing how historic mission churches retain socio-political relevance several decades after their implantation on African soil. Fr Addy has also undertaken some teaching assignments. He has lectured in Zimbabwe and Ghana, mainly in the area of ethics. Apart from research and teaching, Fr Addy has worked in parish administration and in the formation of priests. He served on the chaplaincy team at Her Majesty’s Prison, Brixton in the United Kingdom and at the Regional Maritime University, Ghana. His hobbies include playing lawn tennis and discussing ideas over drinks in any snazzy jazz club.
Rev. Fr. Cornelius O. Apili, SJ, the Assistant Director and Programmes Officer of AJI, is a seasoned administrator with profound experience in management and collaboration within the work space. He is also skilled in the running of Non-profit Organizations with a strong appreciation for community and social services.
He holds undergraduate degrees in Political Science /Public Administration and Philosophy from the University of Benin (Nigeria) and Université Loyola du Congo (DR Congo) respectively. His postgraduate degrees are in Theology and Political Science (International Relations and Comparative Politics) all from Boston College (USA).
He has worked as an administrator, Chaplain in hospital, and Associate pastor.
His area of interest is Politics with emphasis on human development and developmental politics.
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obeng Codjoe is a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra. He is currently the Pastor of St. James Catholic Church in Osu, Accra and also teaches Sociology at the Catholic Seminary in Sowutuwom, Accra. He is a Consultant Researcher on Migration for AJI.