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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)

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From the social indigenous apostolate to the intellectual apostolate

Luis Herrera SJ (PER)

 

In July 1988 I was ordained a priest in Andahuaylillas, one of the 7 rural indigenous (Quechua) parishes entrusted to the Society of Jesus in the province of Quispicanchi, Cusco. From that time until March 2016, I have been engaged in parochial work, in encouraging rural development and, to a certain extent, in intellectual exercises. I include in this period almost 7 years of master´s and doctoral studies as they were directly related to our mission in the Andean world. During these years I also carried out duties as coordinator of the social centres and as social delegate to the Province of Peru. At the time of writing this narrative, I am preparing my trip to Brazil where I will take a position as a professor of theology in the Jesuit Faculty of Th...
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