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Named in honour of
Father Pedro Arrupe, SJ

A service of
the Jesuits in Africa

At the service
of the local church

Farsighted in vision

Expansive in mission

Ecclesial in character

Collaborative in action

About Pedro Arrupe

Pedro Arrupe was born in Bilbao, Spain, on 14 November 1907. After receiving his bachelor’s degree with the Piarists, he began his medical career. He studied medicine in Madrid for four years, with excellent results, while, at the same time, visiting the poor quarters of the city and getting to know first-hand situations of great need and misery.


Who we are

Arrupe Jesuit Institute is an initiative of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) of the North-West Africa Province , that seeks to identify, analyse and propose solutions to issues of concern in Ghanaian and African societies, addressing these from perspectives informed and shaped by Catholic Social Teaching.

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A centre for research, formation and social action inspired by Christian faith and the quest for social justice according to the vision of Jesuit Father, Pedro Arrupe.