C.PP.S. Brother Teaching in Kenya

Brother Antonio Sison, C.PP.S., is heading back to Chicago after one month at the Jesuit’s Hekima University College in Nairobi, Kenya.

Br. Antonio Sison, C.PP.S., will soon resume teaching duties at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago after spending a month as a visiting scholar in Kenya.

Teaching as the first visiting international scholar of the Jesuit-run Hekima University College in Nairobi, Kenya, was “a meaningful and exhilarating experience,” Brother Antonio said.

A native of the Philippines who is now also a citizen of the U.S., Br. Antonio said he was “identified in Nairobi as the visiting professor from Chicago, even among the Jesuits. But I made it a point to share my Philippine narrative when given the chance. One of the scholastics asked me if I was from Peru. And another calls me ‘Professor Movies!’” (Among Br. Antonio’s academic specialties is the study of theology and film. He writes movie reviews for the National Catholic Register.)

“The energetic and insightful students in my ‘Hope and Solidarity in Global Cinema’ class came from Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Benin, Zimbabwe, and other countries in East and West Africa, plus India and Mexico. Nicole, the only woman in the class, is from Cameroon,” he said.

“As I preparing to leave, they told me, ‘We hope we have made a good impression. We hope you don't forget us.’ How could I? It has been such an enriching and humbling experience to teach this inspirited community of sojourners. Each day in Nairobi was a gift.”