The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Jesuit Curia in Rome


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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)


The Son of Man Came Eating and Drinking

Eugine Muthu, SJ (MDU)

Working against Discrimination on the basis of work and descent has been the one thing I have been grappling with during the 37 years of my life as a Jesuit. It all started when I chose to study Rural Development Science instead of Botany even while I was a candidate to the society of Jesus. My desire to work among the discriminated people became pronounced during my regency at IDEAS (Institute for Development Education Action and Studies), the first of the social action centres of The Jesuit Madurai province, founded by Fr. Aloysius Irudayam SJ. He drew scores of Jesuits into social action including me by his example and inspiration.

In 1993 November I was ordained a priest. Soon after I had an invitation to deliver a hom...

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