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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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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 [...]

Catholic Social Teaching and Jesuit Documents on Faith and Justice

The Promotion of Justice: Resources for Exploring the Jesuit and Catholic Tradition The Promotion of Justice: Jesuit Documents about the Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice IN AMERICAN JESUIT HIGHER EDUCATION by Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus at COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE IN JESUIT HIGHER EDUCATION Conference, Santa [...]

August 2011

Republic of Southern Sudan (ROSS) Becomes the World’s Newest Country Southern Sudan voted overwhelmingly and peacefully to become independent in January, 2011 and Independence Day finally came on Saturday, July 9. Jesuit Bernard Mallia (Eastern Africa) writes from Rumbek, “There is so much rejoicing because our country struggled and suffered too much (and) at last [...]

African Jesuits Gathering in Baltimore Explores Future Opportunities to Partner with American Jesuits

In May, the Jesuit Conference of the United States sponsored a gathering at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore of African Jesuits currently studying in the U.S. and Canada. The gathering was a means of solidarity, support and collaboration with the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JESAM) with its president, Jesuit Father Michael Lewis also [...]

May 2011

Fred Kammer: “Politics Drive Anti-Tax movements and Low Income families suffer” is the assessment in the lead article from JustSouth Quarterly written by the former New Orleans Provincial. His analysis shows that U.S. individual tax rates are actually quite low compared to other industrialized countries. Only Turkey and Mexico have lower individual tax rates than [...]

April 2011

Pedro Arrupe Video Recollections Fr. Vincent O’Keefe, former General Counselor to Fr. Arrupe, was videotaped several years ago by Wisconsin Jesuit Frs. J.J. O’Leary and Jim McDermott about his experiences working with Fr. Arrupe. This material is now accessible for viewing at www.vinnyokeefe.blogspot.com. It is also part of a larger series commissioned by the Wisconsin [...]

March 2011

Wisconsin Labor News Here are several updates on the impasse regarding the rights of state workers to organize in Wisconsin. On Feb. 16, the Wisconsin Catholic Conference issued the statement Regarding the Rights of Workers and the Value of Unions. On Feb. 24, the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, chaired by Bishop [...]