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SJES - 50 Years of Justice and Reconciliation: An Anniversary for Justice
(Jun-2019) 
 

Mexico - What is God calling us to?
(Jun-2019) 
 

Canada - A personal and Institutional Conversion: Fr. Peter Bisson on the Truth and Reconciliation C
(Jun-2019) 
 

India - Rights Group Condemns Repeated Raids on Jesuit Activist
(Jun-2019) 
 

Africa - JCAM Statement on World Environment Day: 5 June 2019
(Jun-2019) 
 

USA-Canada - Jesuits Invest in Corporations, Fight for Better Business Practices from the Inside
(Jun-2019) 
 

Spain - Fifty years in the neighbourhood
(Jun-2019) 
 

Colombia - Sergio Restrepo: a Jesuit who offered his life moved by an experience of deep love for li
(Jun-2019) 
 

Europe - European Climate Policy between Ambition and Disappointment
(Jun-2019) 
 

USA - Sr. Norma Pimentel and Fr. James Martin Honored for Commitment to Faith and Justice
(Jun-2019) 
 

India - Jesuits Training Aims to Spread Ignatian Spirituality
(Jun-2019) 
 

USA - New Book Celebrates 30 Years of Homeboy Industries
(Jun-2019) 
 

Global - Ecojesuit Takes Action for Water
(Jun-2019) 
 

Spain - Launching #CaminosdeHospitalidad
(Jun-2019) 
 

Britain - Jesuit Missions London to make some noise for Climate!
(Jun-2019) 
 

Global - Meeting of social delegates and leaders of the global advocacy networks
(May-2019) 
 

50 Years of Justice and Reconciliation - Patxi Álvarez SJ
(May-2019) 
 

USA Midwest Province Social Commission considers the Social Justice Apostolate
(May-2019) 
 

Latin America - Arrupe Fundamental: Dossier to celebrate 50 years of the Social Justice and Ecology
(May-2019) 
 

Asia Pacific - Confronting the global issue of refugees and migrants
(May-2019) 
 

Amazonia - We all win
(May-2019) 
 

Africa - From "potentiality" to "reality" for the nutritional future in the DRC
(May-2019) 
 

Australia - Mission in hope: Our Province five-year Apostolic Plan
(May-2019) 
 

Canada- Four Ignatian and Ecological Resources to take Care of our Common
(May-2019) 
 

Global - Three Jesuits at the 4th UN General Assembly on the Environment
(May-2019) 
 

Global - Ignatian Solidarity Network shares insights into networking practices
(May-2019) 
 

India - South Asian Jesuits stress inter-cultural identity
(May-2019) 
 

Latin America - "Somos Encuentros" (We Are Encounters): Communication Campaign on forced migration i
(May-2019) 
 

Nepal - Tarumitra Exposure Program
(May-2019) 
 

Latin America - Prepares for the 50th Anniversary of the Social Apostolate
(Apr-2019) 
 

Africa - Tax Justice: More about human dignity and wellbeing than
(Apr-2019) 
 

Mozambique-Zimbabwe -JCAM President Statement on Cyclone Idai
(Apr-2019) 
 

SJES - Promoting a Consistent Culture of Protection
(Apr-2019) 
 

Philippines - AIR Community's commitment to the environment
(Apr-2019) 
 

Spain - Jesuits live in Communities of Hospitality with Migrants, Refugees and Ex-Prisoners
(Apr-2019) 
 

Xavier Network - Advocating for a More Just World
(Apr-2019) 
 

 

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Germany - Constructive dialogue on refugee policy

(Jan-2016)

Bavaria's Prime Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) spoke on Friday, 4 December, with five Catholic Superiors on refugee policy. German Jesuit Provincial Fr. Stefan Kiechle SJ appreciated afterwards the "differentiated and constructive conversation". The Superiors of different religious orders in Bavaria had put forward two core concerns: to deal humanely with all refugees coming to Germany and to take care of a respectful language in the public debate. Words such as "massive abuse of asylum" were inappropriate. Prime Minister Seehofer and his staff would have listened to them interested. An open letter of 45 Superiors of Bavaria, to Seehofer, preceded the conversation. In the letter published on November 11, the signatories criticized a political rhetoric, which brings refugees into the twilight, instead of regarding them as fellow human beings, who need "solidarity". In addition, the Superiors protest against transit zones, detention centres and the restriction of individual examination in the asylum procedure.