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)


Prayer at the "Summit" for Peace in Guatemala

José Miguel Clemente SJ (BAM)

Prayer at the Summit takes place 13 kilometers from Santa María Chiquimula, on Guatemala's high plateau. It is a sign that it is still possible to keep hope alive for peace in Guatemala. Violence has taken a terrible toll there at the Summit for the sole highway leading to Santa María Chiquimula passes by there; it is a dangerously narrow highway with many curves that make it difficult to see cars traveling in either direction.

The likelihood of violence is greater on the market days that take place every week. That's when people come from outside Santa María to sell their products, and that's when the inhabitants of Santa María sell their woven goods to the itinerant merchants from ...

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