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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) 
 

GLOBAL - Divestment: Investing in Creation
(Jun-2018) 
 

SOUTH AFRICA - Jesuit Institute facilitates "Care of the Common Home" Workshop
(Jun-2018) 
 

CANADA - "Jesuits Need to be Companions with others in a Mission of Reconciliation and Justice"
(Jun-2018) 
 

SPAIN - Jesuits Come Together for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees
(Jun-2018) 
 

USA - Collaboration is the key idea at US-Canada Jesuit Migration Network meeting
(Jun-2018) 
 

GLOBAL - The Face of God is a Multicultural Face: Fr Sosa's video interview
(Jun-2018) 
 

MADAGASCAR - Reforestation and Care of Creation gives Future to a Nation
(Jun-2018) 
 

EUROPE - Reconciliation at the borders
(Jun-2018) 
 

Latin AMERICA - CPAL Launches Campaign to better Understand "Discernment"
(Jun-2018) 
 

Rome - Conference Social Delegates and GIAN Leaders Meet to Discern and Plan
(May-2018) 
 

Africa - Reshaping the Jesuit Africa Social Centres Network (JASCNET)
(May-2018) 
 

 

List of news

 

News


   
EcoJesuit - IPCC on Climate Change

(Oct-2013)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gathers the effort done by the scientific community to provide evidence to decision makers and the public on the mechanisms and effects of climate change. At the end of September, it has produced its Fifth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. This is the outcome of the Working Group I, a full report of more than 2,000 pages, the major findings of which are furnished in a Summary for Policymakers. EcoJesuit has made a comment on it. Read more...

   
PJ 112 Community as mission

(Oct-2013)

There is an interest in renewing the sense of community life in the Society in a way that it could be considered part of the mission and make it possible to offer a friendly space to the poor. Hence we wanted to dedicate this issue of Promotio to gather a series of articles which explore the question in more depth: Read more...

   
Vatican. On mining:

(Oct-2013)

The CEOs of some of the world's top mining companies went to the Vatican for a day-long meeting in September to discuss better ways to operate in communities that are increasingly protesting the destructive impacts of mining. Communities are fearful - with good reason - of the impacts of mining on their water, land and air. Fr. Josep Mària sj was part of the team gathered by the Pontifical Council for Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation to dialogue with the CEOs. Pope Francis offered a message of greeting and challenge to the group and offered his prayers and blessings on the event: Read more...

   
Dominican Republic - Defending Dominicans of Haitian origin:

(Oct-2013)

The Bonó Centre in Dominican Republic has denounced as unjust the decision taken by the Dominican Constitutional Court that identifies as migrants in transit persons that have been in the country for the last 85 years. This decision prevents the naturalizing process of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian origin present in the country for many decades. They have launched a campaign to defend these Dominicans: Read more...

   
Central America - Position on Mining Extractive activities:

(Oct-2013)

At the end of September the Social Apostolate sector in Central America gathered together to discuss about increasing mining activities in their countries. They expressed their resilience against mining industries that are causing social and environmental disasters, being also a constant threat for the lives of rural and indigenous communities. They finished their meeting with a declaration: Read more...

   
Sri Lanka - Harassment by military personnel

(Oct-2013)

The Centre for Promotion and Protection of Human Rights working in Trincomalee said they had been harassed by military personnel, two days after UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay complained of reprisals against persons and organisations in the North and East who held discussions with her during her week long mission to Sri Lanka. More: Read more...

   
Malta - Faith and Environment:

(Oct-2013)

On the 14th September the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice with the support of other entities including the Interdiocesan Commission for the Environment; the Parish of Bormla and the Borma Local council organized TWEMBJENT a festival on the theme Faith and the Environment. The festival included a Mass on the theme. Stands on various aspects of sustainable development, others presenting work done by various environmental NGOs as well as a stand for environment friendly food were set up. Small groups were guided in prayerful reflections on the link between Faith and the Environment: Read more...

   
US - Comprehensive immigration reform legislation

(Oct-2013)

In a sign that Catholic Jesuit institutions across the country want the U.S. House of Representatives to take action on comprehensive immigration reform legislation, nearly thirty Jesuit institutions across the country hosted events in support of legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship during the week of September 22-29, 2013. Learn more about these events, supported and organized by the Ignatian Solidarity Network here: Read more...

   
Asia Pacific - Building houses for the poor:

(Oct-2013)

Xavier University undergraduate Mary Joy Conquilla never dreamt that she would ever build a house as a gift, but she recently did just that in a Jesuit education programme conceived to encourage students to apply Ignatian pedagogy in their everyday lives. Mary Joy was one of 33 students and seven faculty members from nine Jesuit institutions participating in this year's Service Learning Programme (SLP), in which the housing building project was the main service activity. The SLP is an initiative of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Asia Pacific (AJCU-AP) and was, this year, hosted by Ateneo de Naga University: Read more...