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South Sudan: learning in emergencies

Maban, 10 August 2015 – In South Sudan's Upper Nile state, a student is more likely to find soldiers occupying their school than teachers preparing lessons. Sixty-three percent of schools are occupied by armed forces. Even more of a rare commodity than functioning school buildings are teachers themselves. "The government is basically not present here... they are devoting most of the resources into warfare so they are interested in defense, in military and therefore education, social services, health are very minimal," said Pau Vidal SJ, JRS Maban project director.

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Kenya: journey to self-reliance

Nairobi, 17 June 2015 – As countries around the globe continually implement policies to push back and exclude migrants and refugees, they are missing out on a vital opportunity to push their communities forward. Kenya is no exception. After Ethiopia, Kenya is Africa's second largest refugee-hosting country, with more than 500,000 refugees within its borders. As emergency crises escalate in Burundi and South Sudan, and protracted crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and elsewhere continue, this number is likely to grow. In fact, nearly 50,000 South Sudanese refugees have already arrived in Kenya this year.

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Kenya: never fail to try

Nairobi, 6 July 2015 – Just a three-hour drive outside the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and any visitor will feel they have entered another world. The area known as Maasai land is mostly inhabited by indigenous Maasai. The Maasai are known for their nomadic lifestyle, but have begun to settle due to modern-day pressures. Most have only completed basic levels of education and are now trying to adapt to a new labour market as they move away from nomadism.

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August 14, 2015

South Sudan: learning in emergencies

Maban, 10 August 2015 – In South Sudan's Upper Nile state, a student is more likely to find soldiers occupying their sch... Read more

August 14, 2015

Kenya: journey to self-reliance

Nairobi, 17 June 2015 – As countries around the globe continually implement policies to push back and exclude migrants a... Read more

August 14, 2015

Kenya: never fail to try

Nairobi, 6 July 2015 – Just a three-hour drive outside the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and any visitor will feel they have... Read more

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June 27, 2017

Should Religion Come With a Health Warning?

Should Religion Come With a Health Warning?

by Anthony Egan SJ Crusades, jihads, inquisitions, forced conversions, mass executions, destruction of religious sites,... Read more

June 22, 2017

Delegates of Formation Annual Meeting, Antananarivo

Delegates of Formation Annual Meeting, Antananarivo

By Fr. Shaun Carls SJ The Delegates of Formation of the Conference held their annual meeting in Antananarivo from 28th ... Read more

June 21, 2017

World Refugee Day: A Kairos moment for the global community not simply a threat!

At a time when an unprecedented 65.5 million people around the world have been forced from their homes, a record high on... Read more

June 21, 2017

‘Expression 2017’; Competition for Jesuit Schools Worldwide

Jesuit schools are hereby invited for an international drawing competition 'Expression 2017' on Olympic Day, Friday, 23 ... Read more

June 21, 2017

The Catholic Men (CMA) of St. Joseph the Worker Parish Kangemi visit Uganda

by Fr. Paschal Mwijage, SJ The Catholic Men of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Kangemi, Nairobi - Kenya undertook a tri... Read more

June 21, 2017

Three novices answer the call; profess first vows

Three novices answer the call; profess first vows

After two years of formation and discernment in the novitiate, three Jesuit novices in Zimbabwe and Mozambique Province ... Read more

June 21, 2017

Chilubi Island: Fr. Bangwe, SJ presides over the Holy Trinity Mass

Chilubi Island: Fr. Bangwe, SJ presides over the Holy Trinity Mass

By Honore Onana Olah, SJ The faithful of the Santa Maria Parish of Chilubi Island of the Archdiocese of Kasama in Zam... Read more

June 21, 2017

Refugees: An opportunity to grow together

20 June 2017 | Global: Joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day 2017 The Christian Bible tells the story o... Read more

June 21, 2017

De La Creature Au Createur

Juste après mon arrivée au Noviciat Jésuite Saint Ignace de Bafoussam, la première difficulté à laquelle je m'étais conf... Read more

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January 21, 2016

Vatican City: Pope Francis speaks out for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Vatican City, 12 January 2016 – This update originally appeared on the JRS International website. Yesterday, Pope Franc... Read more

January 20, 2016

South Sudan: from Lost Boys to leaders

JRS Eastern Africa Juba, 8 January 2016 In the late 1980's and early 1990's, more than 20,000 boys and girls who fled S... Read more

April 17, 2015

Ongwen’s Surrender and its Implications for Reconciliation in Northern Uganda

By Magara Ibrahim Sakawa- Extract from the Peace Dialogue HIPSIR Since 1989,Northern Uganda has suffered from armed con... Read more

April 13, 2015

Web launching of edujesuit.org

Web launching of edujesuit.org The Society of Jesus and the right to education for everyone: Madrid (Spain), April... Read more

March 11, 2015

JRS: Ethiopia: Photos from Mai Aini refugee camp

Mai Aini refugee camp in northern Ethiopia is home to more than 18,000 refugees from neighboring Eritrea. (Images from C... Read more

March 11, 2015

Jesuits Martyrs in Africa

Jesuits have a tradition of working in some of the most dangerous places and in Africa they can be very often be found i... Read more

March 11, 2015

Aids in Africa: An overview by AJAN

On 5 June 2011, the world marked an unhappy anniversary: 30 years since the first diagnosed case of what would later bec... Read more

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