memberlogin

AJAN anniversary: Linked for life until the end

A message from the AJAN Director, Fr Elphège Quenum SJ (pictured above, in the middle)

ajan1                                                                 Photo by: Anastasia Makunu, JESAM Communications

On 23rd June 2017, AJAN celebrated its 15th anniversary. It has been 15 years since Jesuits and their co-workers started trying to link together to face the challenges of HIV and AIDS. Bringing together their individual experiences for mutual enhancement, they form a network, a family, to protect and safeguard life.

They strive to build a body which, when united, is strong against a threatening and destructive enemy. I quote Fr Fratern Masawe SJ, Assistant to the Jesuit Superior General:

"With HIV and AIDS, the full cycle of life is broken. We see men and women dying before their children, and without their grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. This situation gives Africans as well as all men and women of goodwill a timely opportunity, as our ancestors would say, to consider our relationships with one another and with God. It is time to evaluate community services, our care-giving facilities and ways in which we can reinforce the vital force; how to educate one another in order to enhance the life span as much as possible to the full cycle."

The celebration was an opportunity to share about the efforts, concerns, joys, and hopes of Jesuits and co-workers bound together to promote the wellbeing of African peoples. It was a moment of sharing experiences that demonstrate a healing presence, a way of proceeding, a style, and a spirituality that is human-centred.

The celebration unfolded in a scenario of contradictions, where good news and bad news were intertwined. While more and more materials, tools, and treatments are available to nourish hope, there is also a decline in interest and resources, which is preventing the poorest nations and people from receiving quality services. In some areas, AIDS is no longer a problem; in others, it remains a heavy burden on society.

AJAN grasped the opportunity of this event to express once more its will to continue the battle until we attain an AIDS-free society – to remain linked for life until the end!

 

Source: http://www.ajanweb.org

News and Events

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

September 21, 2017

De la presence de la grotte Mariale au Noviciat Jesuite Saint Ignace

De la presence de la grotte Mariale au Noviciat Jesuite Saint Ignace

Download Original article here a. De Marie à Dieu le Père Le désir d'avoir la grotte mariale à côté d'eux, c'est-à-d... Read more

September 21, 2017

Afrique-Chine:Les Jésuites renforcent l'amitié dans le Seigneur

Afrique-Chine:Les Jésuites renforcent l'amitié dans le Seigneur

Honoré Onana Olah, SJ Le père John Lee Hua (李驊), Provincial de la province jésuite de Chine a entamé une visite des pro... Read more

September 21, 2017

Paroisse Notre Dame de l'Annonciation : Duc in Altum ! Pour une année pastorale vers le large

Paroisse Notre Dame de l'Annonciation : Duc in Altum ! Pour une année pastorale vers le large

Yannick ESSENGUE, SJ C'est par une récollection que la PNDA a procédé au lancement de son année pastorale le samedi 0... Read more

September 21, 2017

Jésuites au Sénégal: une mission vers les frontières

Lecteur vidéo>>  La présence jésuite au Sénégal remonte à 1973. La Compagnie de Jésus est en train de renfor... Read more

September 21, 2017

Jesuit Curia in Rome | Office of Discernment and Apostolic Planning

Jesuit Curia in Rome | Office of Discernment and Apostolic Planning

Project Manager and Strategic Assistant  Job Description Background The post of General Counsellor for Discernme... Read more

September 21, 2017

Anne Frank honours given to JRS and Scholars at Risk

15 September 2017 University World News Global Edition Issue 474 The Jesuit Refugee Service, an NGO providing higher ed... Read more

September 20, 2017

Les Choses Serieuses Commencent!

MAVILA Gauthier, sj et KASEREKA Aimé, SJ Le samedi, 16 septembre dernier à 9h30, l'Institut de Théologie de la Compagni... Read more

September 20, 2017

Rapport Final Session Ignatienne 2017

L'Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus (ITCJ) a organisé du lundi 28 août au vendredi 1er septembre 2017 une s... Read more

Featured Articles

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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

Copyright © 2017 JESAM - Jesuit Superiors Of Africa and Madagascar. You may not produce , reproduce, publish, broadcast, rewrite in full or part or communicate any of the content on this website, images, including files downloadable from this website, without the permission of the copyright owner Jesuits Africa and Madagascar. All Rights Reserved. Powered By Heartbit