College first opened its doors as a Jesuit School of Theology to a
handful of students, mainly belonging to the Society of Jesus (Jesuits),
in 1984. From its inception, Hekima College has had as its leitmotif
the quest for “truth versus any form of ideology, the struggle for
freedom versus any type of oppression, and the promotion of justice and
peace versus any form of social disorder.”
The theology programme of the College
now boasts both male and female students from about fourteen local and
international religious congregations as well as the diocese of Mamfe in
the Cameroon. Our Peace and International Relations programmes appeal
to students from all walks of life. Besides Kenyans, we have students
from other countries of Africa and beyond.
Responding to the African Continent’s
dire need for peace and international co-operation, Hekima College
established its Institute of Peace and International Relations in 2004.
The institute began offering a Master’s degree in peace studies and
international relations and was accredited by the Ministry of Higher
Education in the academic year 2007/2008.
The theology programme not only seeks to
offer students a contextualized theology, i.e. one that takes into
account the needs of their contexts, it also seeks to form them as women
and men equipped to transform the said contexts. Just as the theology
programme seeks to form transformers of the world, so also the peace and
international relations programmes seeks to educate and form women and
men who are equipped with appropriate skills for conflict transformation
and peace building.
Hekima College is the publisher of Hekima Review, a journal of Theology, Peace & International Relations.
Each academic year, the college convenes
a Theological Week and a Peace Forum. In addition, the college convenes
a Forum for Exploring Faith in Public Life, a diversified symposium
that seeks to contextualize our students’ studies and point them towards