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Global - Global Mining Survey Shows Pollution a Concern in Areas where Jesuits Work
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Madagascar - Two-day Workshop to Discern Universal Apostolic Preferences
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Europe - Discerning Universal and European Preferences
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Promotio Iustitiae 125 on Leadership and Governance
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Latin America - Meeting of Indigenous Peoples
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Japan - A search for Jesuit partnering between Japan and Vietnam
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Rwanda - Summer Camp for Youth at Urumuri Social Centre
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USA - Police arrest Catholic Leaders Calling for Immigration Reform
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Global - The Second Jesuit Networking Conference
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Australia - Building Ecological Justice in Organisations
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Global - Where 'Flights for Forests' is Making an Impact?
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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.