Who are we
Queen of Apostles Philosophy Centre Jinja (PCJ) is an international, inter-congregational consortium established to contribute to the formation of men and women – clerical, religious or lay – who aspire to ministry in the Church.
The PCJ concentrates on philosophical studies while introducing students to additional courses like Sacred Scripture, Christian Doctrine, Spirituality, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and other disciplines.
The consortium was the initiative of the Missionaries of Africa, the Comboni Missionaries, the Mill Hill Missionaries, and the Congregation of Holy Cross and remains open to wider participation. In 2004, the Claretian Missionaries became the fifth founding member of PCJ. Altogether, fourteen congregations send candidates to PCJ to study.
The PCJ receives students from different parts of Africa and appreciates the variety of religious, social, and cultural diversity in which it functions. The PCJ attempts to respond to the challenges of educating its students in a manner which respects and incorporates the contemporary African situation and its cultural heritage.
Through its affiliation with both the Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana in Rome and Uganda Martyrs’ University in Nkozi, the PCJ offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Philosophy degree granted by the Urbaniana, or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Social Science, or Religious Studies granted by Uganda Martyrs’ University.