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Global - Fr. General's video message on the 50th Year of SJES
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South Africa - 'Denied Access' - A documentary on forced migration
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Global - COP24's main output to set the Paris Agreement in action
(Dec-2018) 
 

Italy - A future based on solidarity
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Global - Youth Synod 2018: the Jesuit challenge
(Dec-2018) 
 

Ecuador - Ecuador's Fe y Alegría recreates its mission in defense of the environment
(Dec-2018) 
 

Nepal - Fe y Alegría International Federation at the World Assembly for Education
(Dec-2018) 
 

Colombia - Various religions unite for the Amazon
(Dec-2018) 
 

Colombia - RJM-LAC reaffirms its commitment to share the journey
(Dec-2018) 
 

Spain - A Unique Ecological Project
(Dec-2018) 
 

Global - Global Compact for Migration
(Dec-2018) 
 

Africa - Kenyan Jesuit Fr. Victor-Luke Odhiambo killed in South Sudan
(Nov-2018) 
 

Global - Justice in Mining Network Participates in the Global Forum in South Africa
(Nov-2018) 
 

USA/Central America - Jesuits Pledge Continued Solidarity with the People of Nicaragua
(Nov-2018) 
 

India/Europe - Film on Right to Food wins award in Spain
(Nov-2018) 
 

USA - Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Reflects on 'Discipleship at the Crossroads'
(Nov-2018) 
 

Europe - Magis House opens in Paris
(Nov-2018) 
 

Central America - Jesuit Migration Network Statement Repudiates Trump's Action on Asylum
(Nov-2018) 
 

Africa - Formative and Naturalistic Initiative in Cameroon
(Nov-2018) 
 

Mexico -Papal Envoy says "Vulnerable migrants, a priority for the Church"
(Nov-2018) 
 

Europe - Inhumane detention of trafficking victims
(Nov-2018) 
 

Global - Bishops Sign Document Calling for Action against Climate Change
(Nov-2018) 
 

Promotio Iustitiae 126 on Fundamentalism: Role of Religions for Reconciliation
(Oct-2018) 
 

India - Jesuits alongside the poor to build a fair and respectful nation
(Oct-2018) 
 

Latin America - On behalf of Mother Earth and the community: "Buen Vivir" (Good Living) versus "deve
(Oct-2018) 
 

Europe - The Rediscovering the European Common Good workshop has begun
(Oct-2018) 
 

Global - A Journey of Justice and Reconciliation
(Oct-2018) 
 

Africa - Jesuits Forge New Partnership to Bring Values-Based Education to African Schools
(Oct-2018) 
 

Latin America - Padre Melo, distinguished with a "Champion of Justice" Award
(Oct-2018) 
 

Fe y Alegría International Federation meets in Madrid
(Oct-2018) 
 

Asia Pacific - Encountering hope and faith in the upshot of Japan's great earthquake
(Oct-2018) 
 

Africa - Child Protection Officers meet again in Nairobi to plan
(Oct-2018) 
 

USA - University of San Francisco Hosts "Living Laudato Si' through Climate Action"
(Oct-2018) 
 

India - We stand in solidarity with Stan Swamy and other HR activists
(Sep-2018) 
 

 

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CPAL - Social sector reflects on the reality of Colombia and Venezuela

(May-2013)

Between 2 and 4 of May, approximately 40 representatives from different social centres of the Society of Jesus in Venezuela met at Virgin of Quebrada, a retreat house located at Teques, to reflect on the role of these institutions in the present reality of Venezuela. Fr. Francisco de Roux, Provincial of Colombia also took part virtually in the meeting through internet, and shared his personal experience of working for peace in Magdalena Medio. His reflections on human dignity, and on the dramatic cases of murders in the context of war in Colombia, made the sharing more inspiring and instructive, in order to look for ways to bring lasting peace. Fr. Roux also reflected and made a series of observations on the delicate situation of Venezuela - an outcome of the present political conflict - and analysed the context of polarization taking place and presented a list of recommendations for our work during the meeting. Fr. José Virtuoso, Rector of Ucab, also made a presentation on the reality of the nation. The meeting came to an end with the information given on "Peace Building" by Luis Carlos Díaz, as the theme for the next meeting.