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Amazon Synod - New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology
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South Africa - 'Denied Access' - A documentary on forced migration
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Global - Thematic Social Forum on Mining Declaration and Action Agenda
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Global - COP24's main output to set the Paris Agreement in action
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Global - Youth Synod 2018: the Jesuit challenge
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Ecuador - Ecuador's Fe y Alegría recreates its mission in defense of the environment
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Nepal - Fe y Alegría International Federation at the World Assembly for Education
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Colombia - Various religions unite for the Amazon
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Colombia - RJM-LAC reaffirms its commitment to share the journey
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Spain - A Unique Ecological Project
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Global - Global Compact for Migration
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Africa - Kenyan Jesuit Fr. Victor-Luke Odhiambo killed in South Sudan
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Global - Justice in Mining Network Participates in the Global Forum in South Africa
(Nov-2018) 
 

USA/Central America - Jesuits Pledge Continued Solidarity with the People of Nicaragua
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India/Europe - Film on Right to Food wins award in Spain
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USA - Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Reflects on 'Discipleship at the Crossroads'
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Europe - Magis House opens in Paris
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Central America - Jesuit Migration Network Statement Repudiates Trump's Action on Asylum
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Africa - Formative and Naturalistic Initiative in Cameroon
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Mexico -Papal Envoy says "Vulnerable migrants, a priority for the Church"
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Europe - Inhumane detention of trafficking victims
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Global - Bishops Sign Document Calling for Action against Climate Change
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Promotio Iustitiae 126 on Fundamentalism: Role of Religions for Reconciliation
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AFRICA - A choking beast of prey - Mega Mines in Zambia

(Jun-2018)

"A crouching vicious beast of prey whose snorts grow ever louder as if choking on its painful digestion of human flesh". Thus goes Émile Zola's description of a vast coalmine in his novel Germinal about a mid-nineteenth century coal mining community in northern France. Under Zola's analysis, if the vicious beast is choking, so are the people living in its midst. This is the case with two mining communities I experienced earlier this week, when I accompanied a Zambian Jesuit, Fr. Charles Chilufya SJ, in some fieldwork examining environmental and social degradation caused by large-scale mining. We visited Kankoyo and Chingola, two townships situated approximately 50 km north of Kitwe in the Copperbelt region of northern Zambia. Read more...