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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."

Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:35

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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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August 18, 2017

Pope Francis decries attack on Nigerian churchgoers, violence in CAR

Pope Francis decries attack on Nigerian churchgoers, violence in CAR

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an end to "every form of hatred and violence", especially those "... Read more

August 18, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT: Dissolving Parliament and Early Elections

August 11, 2017 DISSOLVING PARLIAMENT AND EARLY ELECTIONS The Jesuit Institute South Africa urges opposition parties t... Read more

August 18, 2017

Truth to Power. Sorry Mr Zuma

Truth to Power. Sorry Mr Zuma

By Russell Pollitt SJ President Jacob Zuma has begun to sound more and more like the old apartheid-style leaders BJ Vor... Read more

August 18, 2017

Zambian commitment to Child Protection

Zambian commitment to Child Protection

The Irish Jesuit Missions office has been generous in providing assistance, encouragement and resources to the Zambia-Ma... Read more

August 18, 2017

Catholic students' movement launches Sustainable lifestyles campaign

Catholic students' movement launches Sustainable lifestyles campaign

The National Movement of Catholic Students (NMCS) Zimbabwe a member of the International Movement of Catholic Students l... Read more

August 18, 2017

Chad: Education is the only way to change the world

Chad: Education is the only way to change the world

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August 18, 2017

Pope prays for victims, rescue workers of Sierra Leone mudslide

Pope prays for victims, rescue workers of Sierra Leone mudslide

                     Pope Francis prays with journalists on the p... Read more

August 14, 2017

Celebrating the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola with Zambuko House

Celebrating the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola with Zambuko House

The Zimbabwe-Mozambique Province joyfully celebrated the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola with over 400 congregants, on th... Read more

August 14, 2017

Père E. Foro, SJ:« Heureux d'avoir servi, heureux de servir»

Père E. Foro, SJ:« Heureux d'avoir servi, heureux de servir»

Honoré Onana Olah, SJ Le père Emmanuel Foro, SJ vient de passer six années à Hekima College, une institution jésuite ba... 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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