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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 [...]

January 2011

“A Setback not a Defeat” Archbishop José Gómez characterized the December 21st Senate vote on the DREAM Act, which fell five votes short of overcoming a filibuster. The DREAM Act would have provided immigrant students a way to earn citizenship. It is strongly backed by the USCCB and had cleared the House earlier in the month. In his [...]

Ignatian Solidarity Network June Newsletter

Come join over 1200 Ignatian leaders as we gather for this year’s Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, Nov 12-14, 2011. This year’s theme is: “The Gritty Reality: Feel It, Think It, Engage It, ” taken from Rev. Peter Hans Kolvenbach’s quote. “Students, in the course of their formation, must let the gritty reality of this [...]

Update on Jesuit Letter in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR)

This update letter is being shared with all signatories to the Jesuit Letter in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). Many endorsing groups are active and even leading local efforts in support of justice for immigrants. Much has happened in six months since we achieved our goal of collecting over 200 endorsing groups from Jesuit [...]