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  • To build bridges between the rich and the poor, and establish advocacy links... (GC 35, # 3.28)

  • South Asian Conference Social Coordinators 2012

  • Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature (Pope Francis, 2013)

  • 'Friends of the Lord' means 'Friends with the poor'(GC 34, # 2.9)

  • Move beyond doubts and indifference to take responsibility for our home, the Earth (GC 35, # 3.31)

  • To respond today to pressing needs of our complex and fragile world, many hands are surely needed (GC 35, # 6.30)

  • To discover new horizons and to reach new social, cultural and religious frontiers... (GC 35, # 1.6)

  • Asia Pacific Conference Social Apostolate gathering 2013

  • Love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce (Pedro Arrupe SJ, 1973)


Srey Mom: A Call to Serve and Bring Charity of Christ to the World

Rudy Chandra SJ

Her childhood dream was to become a medical doctor. However, like the dreams of many Cambodian children of her generation, it was cut short by the brutality of the civil war which devastated much of the country. She and her family fled to neighbouring Thailand where in the refugee camp, she met Jesuits and lay people working for JRS.

Her longing for peace and freedom brought her to cathecism class because rumour in the camp said that a Christian refugee would have better chances to get asylum in European countries. How wrong that has turned out to be! Indeed she got to know the faith but also to hear the call for service which brought her back to Cambodia, instead of a qu...

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