Meeting of Major Superiors

The Major Superiors of Africa and Madagascar met together at Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus in Abidjan Ivory Coast together with Fr. General and his Regional Assistant Fr. Fratern Masawe. As they do twice a year, they discussed matters of common concern such as the Formation of African Jesuits, Common Works of Africa and Madagascar such as the African Jesuit AIDS Network, The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa, Leadership among Jesuits and Lay people and the tertiary and secondary Read more [...]
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Hotter than fire: the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean

The repeated tragedy of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, ‘conjures up an eerie spectre of the transatlantic slave trade’, says Nigerian Jesuit Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator. The revulsion with which we now react to the slave trade should also apply to this modern-day crisis, and must inform our thinking and action in response to it. Once upon a time, millions of Africans were shipped across the Atlantic Ocean on an infamous journey to North America and South American European colonies Read more [...]

Fr. General Arrives in Cameroon

On Sunday, April 26, 2015 the Province of West Africa had the honor of hosting Father General Father Adolfo Nicolas and the General Assistant for Africa Father Fratern Masawe for a brief visit to Douala. They arrived at Doula International Airport at 16:40, Cameroonian. They were met in the airport lounge at 17.10 by Father Provincial and a few other Jesuits. After about thirty minutes, the delegation left the airport for the Provincial House in the neighborhood of Bali. They were offered the Read more [...]
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Convocation of the 36th General Congregation

Convocation of the 36th General Congregation TO THE WHOLE SOCIETY Dear Brothers, In my letter of 20 May 2014, I informed you that I had "reached the personal conviction that I should take the needed steps towards submitting my resignation to a General Congregation." Having undertaken the various consultations required by our law (NC 362), I now decree the convocation of the 36th General Congregation, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. The 36th General Congregation Read more [...]

JESAM Statement on Migration

“Building a culture of hospitality and inclusiveness” The Society of Jesus and Migration (Download this statement in English or Spanish) With some 232 million migrants worldwide, a threefold increase since 1960, it is evident that migration is no longer a regional or continental concern but a global phenomenon. “This challenge demands the attention of the entire international community so that new forms of legal and secure migration may be adopted”, Pope Francis Read more [...]

Where there is darkness there is light

As I write this letter, media reports continue to flood in on the epidemic of Ebola in West Africa where over 4,500 people have had their lives claimed and countless others are permanently scarred. These are truly dark days when the people of this region feel abandoned by the inaction or inability of international governments who are tasked to deal with this catastrophe. Despite their best efforts health services are unable to respond to the magnitude. Self-imposed quarantine where potential Read more [...]

A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT ….

These days I am sure the Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar have joined the millions praying for the return of the children abducted in Chibok, Nigeria. Some Jesuits have protested vigorously against the apparent inaction of the authorities. We all are also praying and some of us are working for peace in the Central African Republic and South Sudan. Many of us in Kenya are concerned about the increase in terrorist and bomb attacks against ordinary people. There are areas of great concern in Africa Read more [...]
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INDIAN JESUIT KIDNAPPED IN AFGHANISTAN

New Delhi: A Jesuit from India working among refugees has been kidnapped by unknown persons from a village in Afghanistan, a note from the Provincial of South Asia on Monday said.“Alexis Prem Kumar SJ had gone to visit a school for the returnees in Sohadat village 25 km from Herat with the teachers. He was kidnapped from the school as he was about to return to Herat,” said the note from Father Edward Mudavassery, Jesuit Provincial of South Asia.The 47-year-old priest belongs to Madurai Jesuit Read more [...]
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PUBLICATIONS

Elias Omondi Opongo, David Kaulemu, eds., Catholic Church Leadership in Peace building in Africa, Nairobi, Paulines, 2014, with articles of Omondi, Minani, Bonabom, Oburu, Egan, Harold Barry, Agbo, and some non-Jesuits. JASCNET , Jesuit African Social Centers Network, Communications sur la Gouvernance minière – pétrolière, forestière et foncière, Lubumbashi, CARF, 2013, 142 pp. Augustin N. Kalubi (ACE), Vision et leadership d’Ignace de Loyola. Pour une éducation de qualité, Paris, L’Harmattan, Read more [...]
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LOOKING FORWARD

IN THE ASSISTANCY
FORMATION 15th – 20th June, 2014 Maputo – MOZ
RECTORS, PRINCIPALS AND DEANS 21st – 26th July Harare – ZIM

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