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Preaching a radical Jesus

Speaking at the launch of his new book, Jesus: Social Revolutionary?, Peter McVerry SJ commented: “For me, the life and work of Jesus should mean that a huge commitment to social justice should be at the heart of all that the Christian churches preach and do”. He added an expression of regret that “the Churches’ emphasis on personal conversion fails ...

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Zambian school project gets grant boost

On 25 April, the Irish Missionary Resource Service approved the grant application of Jesuit Missions for €43,000 to finish building a primary school in a Jesuit parish in the Matero township in Lusaka, Zambia. There are many children in Matero who have not been able to attend school, thanks largely to HIV/AIDS and to general poverty. To remedy this situation, ...

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Irish contribution to AIDS report

The African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) has published its first report about Jesuit initiatives to fight the AIDS across the continent and includes a contribution from Michael J. Kelly SJ. Spanning AJAN’s first five years, the 76 page report covers the full spectrum of initiatives including pastoral ministry, HIV care and support, value-based education, communications, and publishing. The report includes ...

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Take your best shot!

Company, the well-known American Jesuit magazine, is advertising its sixth Photo Contest. They are looking for “great Jesuit-related shots” – photos “that offer a glimpse of the Jesuit world”. If you think you’ve caught a magic moment and want to enter the competition, email editor@companymagazine.org. Photos must be submitted by 21 May, and the winning shots will be published in ...

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Spirituality on the up

Milltown Institute’s programmes in Applied Spirituality are consistently the most subscribed postgraduate courses. The External Examiner for the programmes last year, Peter Tyler from St. Mary’s University College, London, emphasised that they are the only ones of their kind in Britain and Ireland. Traditionally the domain of religious and priests, they now attract professionals in the fields of medicine, social ...

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Jesuit has last word on Ahern’s departure

Outgoing Taoiseach Bertie Ahern concluded his final Dáil session with a quote from the Jesuit writer, Fr John Sullivan. Mr Ahern urged that life be taken “in instalments” and that each day be a new beginning: “Let the past go. Now let me do whatever I have the power to do.” Mr Ahern has been a regular attendee at services ...

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Young adult spirituality

Rory Halpin, the outgoing director of Slí Eile, has welcomed the Young Adult edition of Review of Ignatian Spirituality (no. 117). Entitled At the Service of Young Adults, the issue highlights the young adult world and the challenges inherent in today’s culture. Rory noted that the four ‘pillars’ mentioned by Edward Mercieca SJ in the introduction were what Slí Eile’s ...

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