The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Jesuit Curia in Rome

Welcome

English   Español   Français   Italiano  

 

PREVIOUS POSTS:


 
SJES Jubilee - 50 years of Blessings, Gratefully, Envision the Future
(Mar-2019) 
 

Latin America - CPAL's Message on Venezuelan Crisis
(Mar-2019) 
 

Global - Jesuit Networking Launches New Collaborative Platform
(Mar-2019) 
 

Belgium- "Act now for the climate... let's be coherent!", an article from Charles Delhez SJ
(Mar-2019) 
 

Africa - JASCNET Rebranded, It is now JENA
(Mar-2019) 
 

Europe - JESC starts European Leadership Program
(Mar-2019) 
 

Britain - Is Leadership too Important to be Left to Leaders?
(Mar-2019) 
 

Britain - A Zero Carbon Future for the Catholic Church?
(Mar-2019) 
 

Vatican - A Conference to study Role of Religions in SDGs
(Mar-2019) 
 

Global - Church must Take Responsibility to Safeguard Children
(Mar-2019) 
 

Global - Students Demand Climate Action from Their Governments
(Mar-2019) 
 

Pan Amazon - REPAM: Shaping a Church with an Amazon and an Indigenous Face
(Mar-2019) 
 

Canada - Jesuit Statement Against the Emergency Act in the United States
(Mar-2019) 
 

Canada - Dichiarazione dei gesuiti contro l'Emergency Act negli Stati Uniti
(Mar-2019) 
 

Father General announces the Universal Apostolic Preferences
(Feb-2019) 
 

Global - Justice in Mining network in Solidarity with Brumadinho
(Feb-2019) 
 

USA - Pope Francis Centre Responds to Extreme winter weather in Detroit
(Feb-2019) 
 

Haiti - From a Locked Country to a Country in Ruins
(Feb-2019) 
 

Amazon - REPAM Denounces 13 Cases of Human Rights Violations in Amazon Communities
(Feb-2019) 
 

India/USA - Seeking Alternatives to an Extractive Economy, U.S. Jesuit Delegation in Kohima
(Feb-2019) 
 

Asia Pacific - The Road ahead for the Social Apostolate
(Feb-2019) 
 

Spain - 100 families to receive refugees
(Feb-2019) 
 

Africa - Arrupe Jesuit University Organizes a Safeguarding Workshop
(Feb-2019) 
 

India - Stan Swamy: 'Question the Government, You can be called an Extremist'
(Feb-2019) 
 

USA/Mexico - Coffee, Jesuits, and Justice: A Cooperative Model Addresses Root Causes of Migration
(Feb-2019) 
 

Nepal - Jesuits construct Xavier Road to Connect Remote Villages of Himalayas
(Feb-2019) 
 

Latin America - AUSJAL and REPAM define plans for Amazon Synod
(Feb-2019) 
 

Guyana - Jesuit School says We Need to Learn from Indigenous to Care for Creation
(Jan-2019) 
 

USA - Nine Myths about Immigrants and the American Immigration System
(Jan-2019) 
 

Nepal - Jesuit Social Institute Quenches the Thirst of Indigenous Villages
(Jan-2019) 
 

Amazon Synod - New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology
(Jan-2019) 
 

Amazon - Jesuits of the Amazonian Preference (BRA) defend indigenous and lay leadership
(Jan-2019) 
 

India - Udayani Makes an Adivasi Woman a Social Activist
(Jan-2019) 
 

Guatemala - The CA Province Expresses Concern over Rule of Law and Democracy
(Jan-2019) 
 

Asia Pacific - Engaging with Taiwan Aborigines and the Chinese Jesuit Mission
(Jan-2019) 
 

Kenya - Migration Flows from Ethiopia to Euorpe: A Conundrum for the EU?
(Jan-2019) 
 

 

List of news

 

News


   
Democratic Republic of Congo - Initiative against weapons fuelling crisis in Great Lakes Region

(Apr-2013)

From 24 to 28 March 2013, the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN), the Jesuit African Social Centers Network (JASCNET), the Jesuit Refugee Service Great Lakes, the Jesuit Refugee Service Eastern Africa, the African Jesuit Aids Network (AJAN), and the Hekima Institute of Peace and International Relations (HIPSIR), met in Nairobi to explore joint advocacy actions to address the conflict in the Great Lakes Region. The initiative is part of the GIAN Peace and Human Rights Network.

Since almost twenty years, conflicts and wars affected millions of women, children and men in the Great Lakes. Only in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) two million people are continuing to suffer from massive displacement and daily human rights violations in the Great Lakes, such as sexual and gender-based violence and recruitment of child soldiers.

Despite some relevant international initiatives to address the conflict (mainly led by the United Nations and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region) no significant step forward has been taken in eradicating the root causes of the conflict. Daily reality in the region continues to be characterized by deaths and massive human rights violations against the population and by expensive emergency responses conducted by the humanitarian organizations.

The Jesuit institutions who met in Nairobi strongly feel that the time has now come to effectively advocate for the end of the conflict. Therefore, they agreed on collaborating among themselves and on unifying efforts to design a common advocacy strategy. For more information...