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  • To build bridges between the rich and the poor, and establish advocacy links... (GC 35, # 3.28)

  • South Asian Conference Social Coordinators 2012

  • Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature (Pope Francis, 2013)

  • 'Friends of the Lord' means 'Friends with the poor'(GC 34, # 2.9)

  • Move beyond doubts and indifference to take responsibility for our home, the Earth (GC 35, # 3.31)

  • To respond today to pressing needs of our complex and fragile world, many hands are surely needed (GC 35, # 6.30)

  • To discover new horizons and to reach new social, cultural and religious frontiers... (GC 35, # 1.6)

  • Asia Pacific Conference Social Apostolate gathering 2013

  • Love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce (Pedro Arrupe SJ, 1973)

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Narratives

An Unexpected Call: From Teaching to Serving Justice

Peter Rožič SJ (SVN)

This is a short story of a relatively young and happy Jesuit scholar who did not plan to return to the social apostolate. After a period of joy and labor in the field of academia, education and coaching, I did not expect to receive the call to the coordination of social service and research in Europe and the Near East. The first response was a mix of interest and disquiet.

The Challenge of Sharing. Sharing faith and life is something we Jesuits do relatively often and with joy. But this time I found myself uneasy. I was asked to write a short narrative with the aim of being introduced to the people of the Social apostolate as the new delegate to the European Conference and the head...
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Pope Francis in his message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees on 14th January 2018 says, "I wish to reaffirm that our shared response may be articulated... >>>

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Honduras - Jesuits decry attacks on Jesuit human rights activist

Latin American Jesuits raised an alarm for one of their brother Jesuits, Fr. Ismael "Melo" Moreno, director of the Honduran Jesuit radio station, Radio Progreso, and the Honduran J... >>>

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