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Asia Pacific - Migrant workers come back to their "mother's home"
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Global - Catholic institutions announce largest-ever joint divestment from fossil fuels
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Global - The Global Red Chair project: Collaboration for global citizenship
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Global - Pope Francis announces November 19 as the World Day of the Poor
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USA - Kino Border Initiative earns WOLA Human Rights award
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Global - First International Congress convenes Jesuit educators
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Europe - Social Apostolate Delegates meet to discern on GC36, ecology, spirituality and collaboratio
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Global - Building partnerships in water and faith to achieve the SDGs
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Asia Pacific - No more dancing houses
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Latin America - Fund what is fair: Right to education campaign for Latin America and the Caribbean
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Rome - International Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital world
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Africa - The Ignatian Family in Africa trained in promotion of faith, justice and reconciliation
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USA - Faith Leaders Call for Justice at St. Louis Interfaith Prayer Service
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Latin America - First Regional Meeting of Indigenous Youth
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Latin America - RJM-LAC and Campaign for Hospitality
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Spain - Cooperation in a Changing World
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India - India's Demonetization and its impact on the poor
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Global - 'Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate migrants and refugees' says Pope
(Sep-2017) 
 

USA - Jesuit Network mobilizes in defense of DACA and Dreamers
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Honduras - Jesuits decry attacks on Jesuit human rights activist
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Africa - "Fe y Alegria wants to educate 42 million Africans"
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India - Jesuit Theologians join peace journey amidst manufactured hate
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Canada - Canadian Jesuits and indigenous paddlers form bonds to 'last a lifetime'
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Japan - Working with Vietnamese migrant workers in Japan to help their country
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Colombia - Launch of Garittea: An innovative and sustainable enterprise
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India - Hundreds of activists and poor farmers in New Delhi for jobs
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Africa - The First JESAM delegates' meeting on Child Protection held in Nairobi
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India - Green Education Network: Educating the Educators
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Canada - Canadian Jesuits and indigenous paddlers form bonds to 'last a lifetime'

(Sep-2017)

Erik Sorensen, a Jesuit scholastic who directed the 26-day-long pilgrimage paddling in canoes on the St. Lawrence River dedicated to the cause of reconciliation with First Nations people in Canada, said "You realize how powerless you are when you are out in nature like that, how attuned and attentive you have to be to nature to be in harmony with it." The group of about 50 paddlers completed the odyssey along a historic river-route travelled four centuries ago by explorers and Jesuit martyrs, including St. Jean de Brebeuf. They arrived Aug. 15 at a First Nations reserve near Montreal. Through shared struggles during their travels, a sense of camaraderie and understanding developed among the paddlers, said Kevin Kelly, a Jesuit scholastic and trip organizer. Being in a position of shared "vulnerability where you are struggling" helps people learn about each other and "understand how similar we are, even when we come from very different places," he said. Read more...