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Grant Tungay SJ

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Grant Tungay SJ grew up in Johannesburg and studied law in Cape Town before joining the Society of Jesus in 2007. His studies in the Society include philosophy in London and human rights law at Wits University in Johannesburg. He worked for the Jesuit Institute before moving to France to study his first-cycle theology at Centre Sèvres in Paris. He is currently doing his second-cycle theology in Nairobi, Kenya at Hekima University College.

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