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 Kino Border Initiative: between United States and Mexico

Mark Potter (CFN)

For the past decade, the US has experienced a crisis about border security and immigration policy - with a particular question about what to do with the 11 million immigrants who live and work in the shadows of the U.S. economy without proper documentation or legal protection. In the California province, every Jesuit ministry is directly affected by the crisis in immigration policy. All our apostolic communities include people who lack proper documentation and so live in fear of being deported.

In 2009, the province announced its investment in the Kino Border Initiative (KBI) - a collaborative ministry at ...

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