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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 Francis spoke out for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees to be celebrated on 17 January. In his speech, "Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us. The Response of the Gospel of Mercy," the Pope says that refugees and migrants are "people whose dignity is to be protected and who are capable of contributing to progress and the general welfare."

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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 Sudan's second civil warlost their families along the way. For years the international community has called them the "Lost Boys", but today they are no longer boys nor are they lost. They are remarkable men and women, many of whom have returned home as skilled professionals to build South Sudan from the ground up. As children, the "Lost Boys" struggled to survive – many falling sick or becoming victims of war

Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:30

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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 conflict led by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) under the leadership of Joseph Kony. Motivated by their religious beliefs, the LRA violently sought to overthrow the Government of Uganda and establisha government based on the Biblical Ten Commandments as penance for their sins and a means to ending marginalization of the people of northern Uganda. (1)

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Web launching of edujesuit.org

Web launching of edujesuit.org

The Society of Jesus and the right to education for everyone: Madrid (Spain), April 13th 2015- the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network-GIAN for the Right to Quality Education launches www.edujesuit.org today, supported by the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Society of Jesus.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:27

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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 Christian Fuchs / Jesuit Refuge) Addis Ababa, 2 March 2015 — More than 18,000 refugees from Eritrea live in the Mai Aini refugee camp in northern Ethiopia. Jesuit Refugee Service provides counselling services and recreational activities to help the residents deal with the trauma of both their flight to safety and camp life.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:28

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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 in conflict areas or where their lives are in danger. At the moment fathers and brothers are working in nearly all 54 countries on the continent, including the conflict regions of South Sudan, Eastern Congo, Syria, and Chad. We should draw inspiration and pray for those who have given everything to live in the spirit of Christ

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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 become known as AIDS. Three decades in the history of humanity – so brief a span of time yet so significant, a time of infection spreading like wildfire, of those afflicted treated like lepers, abandoned to suffer agonizing deaths. The advent of antiretroviral treatment (ART), not to cure but to contain HIV/AIDS, has made an enormous difference, keeping millions of people alive and well. But for many years rollout of treatment in developing countries proved to be painfully, at times fatally, slow.

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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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