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Ignatian humanism for today

As part of its Arrupe Seminar Series, Manresa has invited Ronald Modras, Professor of Theology at St Louis University, to be principal speaker at a public seminar on Transforming Education. Professor Modras will lecture on ‘Ignatian Humanism’. In his book of the same name (full title: Ignatian Humanism: a Dynamic Spirituality for the 21st Century), he stresses the fact that ...

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Ecumenics launch in Belfast

Dr. Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher, launched the new book edited by Fr. Michael Hurley SJ, The Irish School of Ecumenics 1979-2007, on Thursday 1 May in Belfast. In his speech Michael noted that “the history of the School is the history of its growing involvement in Northern Ireland”, and that political peace and Christian unity were ...

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Women in Prison: the Need for a Critical Review

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) is holding a seminar entitled Women in Prison: the Need for a Critical Review, on Thursday 22 May, 5-7pm, in the Bar Council Law Library, Dublin 7. The keynote speaker is Baroness Corston, author of The Corston Report, a review of women with particular vulnerabilities in the criminal justice system of England ...

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Five years for arson attack on Jesuit headquarters

Noah Bunn was sentenced on Friday 2 May to five years imprisonment for his arson attack on the former Jesuit headquarters in Eglinton Road, Dublin. He has been in custody since April 2007 and, with remission for good behaviour, it is expected that he will serve a further thirty two months in prison. Justice Katherine Delahunt refused him leave to ...

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Students become teachers in innovative project

RTE 1’s Drivetime gave extensive coverage to a group of Belvedere students who have been teaching English to immigrants. In a seven-minute slot on 25 April, Drivetime’s Nicoleen Greer described this unique project, jointly arranged by Belvedere and the Jesuit Refugee Service. She interviewed Michael O’Neill, one of the participating student-teachers, and a couple of the immigrant students – who ...

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Interview with Fr Lombardi

BBC Radio Ulster held an interview with Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ, director of the Vatican Press Office, on Sunday 4 May. He talks about the Papal visit to the U.S., the perceived change in Pope Benedict’s image, and a possible Papal visit to Northern Ireland. It was broadcast during their Sunday Sequence programme, and can be heard on their playback ...

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Belvedere’s Family Fun day

Belvedere College’s second annual Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday, May 25, in the Old Belvedere Rugby Club from 12-6pm. Aimed at all families, friends and past pupils of the College, it consists of sports, activities and games for younger children. There is a free barbeque and soft drinks. For enquiries and application form, contact Belvedere College Development ...

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Promoting JUST cause

The Jesuit University Services Training (JUST) project, based in Ballymun, Dublin, which has seen more than 50 people avail of its services this year, will be spending the summer break concentrating on promoting access to third level education in the area. They plan to reach out to the growing immigrant community and will have the services of a fluent Polish ...

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Cut-price retreats for young adults (18-30)

For the second consecutive year, Saint Beuno’s Spirituality Centre in North Wales is offering retreats for young adults for as little as Stg£25. The Director of St Beuno’s, David Birchall SJ, notes that typical retreats costing Stg£300 to Stg£400 are too expensive, particularly for those in the 18-30 age group. So for an eight-day retreat beginning on Friday, June 6, ...

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