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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) 
 

Asia Pacific - Cultivating the Jesuit identity of the social apostolate
(Sep-2018) 
 

Global - Ecojesuits to focus on 'Action for Water: Care and Defend'
(Sep-2018) 
 

Africa & Germany - Jesuits seek EU "Not to fight migrants, but migration root causes"
(Sep-2018) 
 

Colombia - Establishing a Water Institute in Javeriana University
(Sep-2018) 
 

Africa-Madagascar - Social Apostolate launches 5 year Strategic Plan
(Sep-2018) 
 

Canada, Dominical Republic & Haiti - Caribbean Solidarity Tour
(Sep-2018) 
 

Amazon - Jesuit Response to the cry of the Amazon
(Sep-2018) 
 

Ireland - Pope urges Jesuits to help with the healing process
(Sep-2018) 
 

Global - Jesuits debate how to transform the world together
(Sep-2018) 
 

USA-Canada - Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology Issues Statement on EPA Affordable Clean Energy Rule
(Sep-2018) 
 

South Korea - Migration, an issue that hits close to home
(Sep-2018) 
 

Europe - A gift for the homeless
(Sep-2018) 
 

USA - On the Third Anniversary of Laudato Si', Catholic Institutions Declare "We Are Still In" on th
(Jul-2018) 
 

Global - Vatican launches International Conference on ecology
(Jul-2018) 
 

Japan - "We are here"- fostering solidarity with migrants
(Jul-2018) 
 

UK - Major New Research Institute 'Laudato Si' in Campion Hall
(Jul-2018) 
 

Global - AJCU Launches Migration Research Directory
(Jul-2018) 
 

Latin America - Meeting of the Social Centres Network successfully completed
(Jul-2018) 
 

Zimbabwe - Mbare environment group launches Waste containment area as Typhoid his Mbare
(Jul-2018) 
 

Ireland - Jesuit Curia joins 'Flights for Forests' initiative
(Jul-2018) 
 

USA - Jesuits Denounce Unjust Treatment of Asylum Seekers and Migrant Families
(Jul-2018) 
 

Latin America - Mining and environmental justice: The struggle for water, health, and human security
(Jul-2018) 
 

GLOBAL - Jesuits call for cessation of violence, call for Justice in Nicaragua
(Jun-2018) 
 

AFRICA - A choking beast of prey - Mega Mines in Zambia
(Jun-2018) 
 

 

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News


   
GIAN Ecology in Stockholm

(Sep-2013)

Last year, the GIAN Ecology network decided to work on a project called “Water for All”, as a joint activity over the following two or three years. During the first week of September 2013, the core group of the network held its annual meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. This now allows them to participate in the World Water Week held each year in Stockholm, the largest global gathering of experts on water issues. Participating in the Conference was made possible thanks to the extraordinary support of the Newman Institute in Uppsala, under the aegis of the Society of Jesus. Read more...

   
Dominican Republic – Meeting of the Social Apostolate on ecology

(Sep-2013)

The social apostolate in the Dominican Republic organized a meeting on spirituality and care for creation. The country is at present experiencing mining exploitation, leading to severe contamination and social distress. The Jesuit social apostolate, with its focus on care for creation, has decided to fight against mega mining.

   
Venezuela – Brother Korta and the Indigenous University

(Sep-2013)

on July 11, Br José María Korta died in Venezuela. He dedicated most of his life to defending the identity of the Venezuelan indigenous cultures and their ancestral rights. In the last few years, he organized and launched the Indigenous University of Venezuela. In 2012, he wrote in a public letter: “I want to die with dignity, knowing and believing that death is a necessary step for the encounter with the Father of life.”Read more...

   
US – Jesuit Social Ministries Conference

(Sep-2013)

A large group of Jesuits and lay leaders met on August 4-6 at Creighton University for the Jesuit Central Social Ministries Conference. This meeting was sponsored by the provinces of Chicago-Detroit, Wisconsin, Missouri and New Orleans. The gathering was titled Friendship, Faith and Frontiers. Conversations on the last day revolved around possible frontiers for them to consider, especially emerging issues and challenges such as ecology, urban poverty, and advocacy on behalf of immigrants. Similar regional gatherings are being held this year on the East Coast (NYK, NEN, and MAR), West Coast (CFN and ORE) together with the two Canadian Provinces. Read more...

   
US – "On fire at the frontiers"

(Sep-2013)

Jesuit Higher Education institutions convened at Creighton University from 1 August through 4 Augustfor the conference “On fire at the frontiers”. The conference served to share the fruits of their response to Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach’s address at Santa Clara in 2000, “The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice in American Jesuit Higher Education.” More than 300 people gathered to attend the conference. Read more...

   
Australia - Asylum Seeker Advocacy Campaign

(Sep-2013)

: In a statement dated August 25, World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Australian Provincial Fr Steve Curtin SJ said Australians need to stop being indifferent to the plight of asylum seekers and start seeing them as human beings in dire need of help. The Province has joined the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Campaign of Catholic organizations, which has a commitment to social justice and upholding the human dignity of every person. For more, see video and statement...

   
Dumka – Jesuits and nuns attacked

(Sep-2013)

Attacked, insulted and beaten by about 150 people-- this is what happened on 18 August to Fr. David Solomon, Fr. Michael Panimegam and two nuns who work with tribal Santals in a Catholic mission in Karon (Jharkhand). The mob's wrath was sparked by the death of a 7 year old boy who was staying in the hostel run by the Jesuits. They demanded a meeting with Fr. Michael, seeking compensation for the hostel child who died of sickness on 2 August. The child had complained of stomach pain at 6 a.m. on 2 August and died while he was being carried to the nearby hospital. The Jesuits hope the situation will return to normal and have asked us to pray for them. Read more...

   
Africa – Social Apostolate prepares “The Great Lakes Jesuit Advocacy Project”

(Sep-2013)

The Social Apostolate meeting of the Jesuit Superiors of Africa and Madagascar, JESAM, at Abidjan on 7 August has approved a project to advocate for an end to the conflict in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This project referred to as “The Great Lakes Jesuit Advocacy project” is part of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network on Peace and Human Rights.

   
Madagascar – Fe y Alegría

(Sep-2013)

The Provincial of Madagascar, Fr. Pierre André Ranaivoarson, has submitted a letter to the International Coordinator of Fe y Alegría, Fr. Ignacio Suñol, endorsing a petition of collaboration with Fe y Alegría in Ikalamavony, a rural parish in Fianarantsoa Dioceses. They want to open there the apostolic ministry of primary and popular education, a field in which Fe y Alegría is internationally known. Read more...

   
Spain – Care for Creation, a dimension of consecrated life

(Sep-2013)

20 religious from different religious congregations participated this summer for a week devoted to “Consecrated Life and care for Creation” at a conference promoted by INEA Foundation. The aim of this week was to encourage a deep reflection about lifestyles and their implications for Creation. The daily sessions tried to find "new patterns of behavior to help a sustainable, supportive and healthy living" commitment. The main question is to inquire about a new response to the gift of Creation “that challenges our personal and community responsibility”.Read more...

   
Pope Francis – Indigenous peoples and protection of the environment

(Sep-2013)

In the recent World Youth Day in Rio di Janeiro, Brazil, Pope Francis made a call for “respect and protection of the entire creation which God has entrusted to man, not so that it be indiscriminately exploited, but rather made into a garden”. Pope Francis also drew attention to a 2007 document by Latin American and Caribbean bishops that he was in charge of drafting, which underscored dangers facing the Amazon environment and its native people. Read more...