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The EU, Lisbon, and ineffective leadership

Edmond Grace SJ, author of Democracy and Public Happiness, wants to see the Lisbon treaty succeed. But he pulls no punches in this broadside against the ‘ineffective leadership’ of politicians who are promoting it. Lisbon – with a little bit of uncertainty If the people of Ireland adopt the Lisbon Treaty it will be in spite of the ineffective leadership ...

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Gerald O’Collins SJ presents portrait of Jesus

“Gerald O’Collins is one of those rare Christian theologians who can combine deep scholarship with accessible language and personal experience.’ So says Lord Carey of Clifton, former Archbishop of Canterbury, in reference to Gerald O’Collins’s 50th book, Jesus: A Portrait, published by Darton, Longman & Todd. Fr O’Collins is Professor Emeritus at the Gregorian University, Rome. At 5.00pm on 16 ...

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Reflections on Zambia

A group of fifth year students from Gonzaga College SJ travelled to Zambia with Habitat For Humanity over Easter 2008, the third year that the college students have being involved in building houses together with families in need. This year sixteen students travelled along with four teachers for a three week period during their holidays. One of the students, Karl ...

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Gospel Choir for Africa

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir will be performing at Africa Day in Dubh Linn gardens, Dublin Castle on Sunday the 25th of May. This is the culmination of, “Africa Week,” run by Irish Aid, a celebration and exploration of African music, dance, history, film, and art. It’s an appreciation of the diversity of culture in contemporary Ireland. Also appearing on ...

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New program for AIDS orphans

Global Friends in Action, a small NGO founded by Michael T. Kelly SJ, has launched a new program called 37&More, which provides care for children orphaned by AIDS in a large slum on the edge of Kabwe, Zambia. The program will protect and provide support for orphans and vulnerable children, who, in the shanty town of about 60,000 inhabitants, are ...

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Jesuit fights for Indian rights

Almost 18,000 Indians from four different ethnic groups in the Roraima region of Brazil are being forced to leave their reservation lands. Roberto Jaramillo Bernal SJ, Regional Superior of the Amazon Region, has launched an urgent appeal to defend them. Certain people with business interests in the land are trying to overturn the Presidential decree legitimising Indian reservations. Last week ...

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Community Links project achieves goals

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Ireland is holding an event this Thusday to mark a successful end to the work of the Community Links project over the last five years. Initially created in 2002 as a JRS response to the needs of refugee and migrant families arriving in Dublin’s inner city, an external evaluation concluded that the project had, in fact, ...

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‘The Word’ and Richard Leonard SJ

Brian Lynch speaks to Dr Richard Leonard, SJ, Director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting in this month’s edition of The Word magazine: “Young people especially ‘are not lacking in an openness towards otherness and transcendence’ as evidenced by the predominance of science fiction and fantasy films at the top of box-office charts for the past three ...

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ISE Conference on marriage, love and justice.

The Irish School of Ecumenics is holding a two-day conference this month on Why Marriage? Love and Justice in 21st Century Ireland. On the first day, Wednesday 21 May, there will be a public lecture on ‘Equality and Just Love: A Framework for a Christian Ethic’ by Professor Margaret Farley of Yale Divinity School. It will take place in the ...

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New job opportunities at Slí Eile

Two job opportunities have opened up in Slí Eile, the Jesuit young adult ministry. The first is for a Musical Director for the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, an award-winning choir which consists of almost forty young adults and a full band. The second position is for a Project Worker who would develop and facilitate the many events, projects and programmes ...

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