Tag Archives: Africa


April Wisconsin Province Social-International E-news

Jesuit Archbishop in Peru Receives Death Threats: Jesuit Archbishop Pedro Baretto (Huancayo, Peru) has received death threats for his recent statement calling for responsible environmental regulation of a multi-metallic smelter in La Oroya. The smelter has been operated by Doe Run Peru a subsidiary of Renco Group (US privately held company) and was forced to [...]

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March Wisconsin Province Social-International E-news

Kony 2012 Video – Considerations for Reflection: This now-viral youtube video produced by the group Invisible Children has become the most recent cause célèbre and is most likely attracting wide attention across campuses and parishes (both Jesuit and non-Jesuit). The video launched the “Kony 2012” campaign and seems to employ a threefold strategy: information/education, fund-raising/sales [...]


February Social-International Ministries Newsletter

February 2012 E-news: Social-International Ministries Drew Christiansen Reflects on What Iraq has Taught us about a Just War: America editor develops three lessons in this Washington Post opinion column: 1. Beware of politicians employing intelligence to persuade; 2. Those who employ the Just War need to have the courage of their convictions and condemn a [...]

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Peace: Promote Long-term Peace & Stability in Sudan

Catholic Relief Services After decades of war between the north and south, the people of southern Sudan voted to become the world’s newest nation on July 9, 2011. However, the long-term peace and stability in all of Sudan is at a critical juncture.Political tensions and allegations of attacks on civilians in the border areas of [...]



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Poverty: Protect the Least of your Brothers & Sisters…

Famine grips East Africa, floods ravage South Asia What’s the issue? Your Catholic faith teaches you to protect people who are hungry, thirsty, seeking refuge and care. Life-saving poverty-focused international assistance that fights hunger, disease and makes communities facing natural disasters more resilient, such as those in East Africa and South Asia, makes up less [...]


Eastern Africa Famine Update – September 2011

Eastern Africa Hunger Crisis Update – September 15, 2011 One month ago, the Jesuit Conference issued a statement regarding the hunger crisis gripping Eastern Africa. I am grateful for all those who have prayerfully considered this humanitarian catastrophe and for those who have responded with expressions of concern and also their financial gifts. To encourage [...]

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Jesuit Conference Statement Regarding the Hunger Crisis in the Horn of Africa

We pray for all those suffering from drought, hunger, displacement and famine in the Horn of Africa. According to the UN, over 12 million people are in need of emergency assistance, primarily in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, and the famine has not yet peaked. Many are wondering how best to assist. The Society of Jesus [...]


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Serving All Refugees The Southern Sudan Community Association (SSCA) provides English as Second Language Classes (ESL) to help refugees improve their communication with others and to further their education. Basic English skills assist refugees in cultural integration and are key to obtaining early employment. The CCSJ leads a weekly service site to the Southern Sudan [...]

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September 2011

Eastern Africa Hunger Crisis (UPDATE September 1, 2011) As the seasonal drought was upgraded into a famine in late July, two Jesuit initiated strategies were announced in response to this crisis affecting 12 million people in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Click here for the Jesuit Conference statement which designates ways to send both short term [...]