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Promotio Iustitiae 126 on Fundamentalism: Role of Religions for Reconciliation
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India - Jesuits alongside the poor to build a fair and respectful nation
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Latin America - On behalf of Mother Earth and the community: "Buen Vivir" (Good Living) versus "deve
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Europe - The Rediscovering the European Common Good workshop has begun
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Global - A Journey of Justice and Reconciliation
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Africa - Jesuits Forge New Partnership to Bring Values-Based Education to African Schools
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Latin America - Padre Melo, distinguished with a "Champion of Justice" Award
(Oct-2018) 
 

Fe y Alegría International Federation meets in Madrid
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Asia Pacific - Encountering hope and faith in the upshot of Japan's great earthquake
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Africa - Child Protection Officers meet again in Nairobi to plan
(Oct-2018) 
 

USA - University of San Francisco Hosts "Living Laudato Si' through Climate Action"
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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
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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) 
 

 

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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...