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Tag Archives: 20090428

Taking to the hills

Martina Madden and Anne-Marie Connolly (Peter McVerry Trust fundraisers, pictured here) are taking on a charity challenge this October to raise money for homeless services in Dublin. They are going to trek across Morocco for five days, with the summit of Mount Toubkal as their goal. Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa – more than 4,000 metres ...

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Keeping tabs on democracy

The Council of the recently established Conversation on Democracy in Ireland held its second meeting on Tuesday 28 April. Its first project, on local democracy, is being conducted in collaboration with four county councils – Cork City, Dublin City, Galway County and Louth. Four discussion groups – called ‘Juries’ – have been set up to look at what can be ...

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Yoga for refugees

The JRS Ireland Capacity Building Programme has just finished a five-week yoga course at Hatch Hall direct provision centre. The classes were given by Peter Duffy, yoga instructor, on Wednesday mornings and were attended by between four and ten adults. A creche was also provided for parents with young children who wanted to attend the course. As Elizabeth O’Rourke, Integration ...

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Learn to discern

The School on Ignatian Spirituality held in the Milltown Institute in 2008 was highly successful, so little wonder that the Institute will run a follow-up course this year from 15 to 19 June. It is called ‘Ignatian discernment today’, and it will explore how the dynamics of Ignatian discernment can be applied to any meeting today. “Just as the Spiritual ...

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Hands across the divide

Gerry O’Hanlon, from the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, joined a diverse panel on 22 April to debate the topic ‘Faith in a Crisis: Religion and Spirituality in an Economic Downturn’. It took place in the Button Factory, the refurbished Temple Bar Music Centre. The evening got off to a somewhat giddy start, with inputs from two comedians, but ...

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Meeting the internet challenge

Webmasters from a number of European Jesuit Provinces are meeting this week (30 April to 3 May) in Malta to pool their ideas with regard to the best ways to use the internet to convey the Jesuit message. Last year the meeting was held in Barcelona, with Piaras Jackson SJ leading the way. Piaras is at this year’s meeting too, ...

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JESUITICA: Taking a stand

St Edmund Campion’s Brag to Elizabethan priest-hunters: “Be it known unto you that we have made a league – all the Jesuits of the world – whose succession and multitude must over-reach all the practices of England – cheerfully to carry the cross you shall lay upon us and never to despair of your recovery while we have a man ...

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