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A Presbyterian take on mercy

Rev Alan Boal speaks about Pope Francis and mercy in the wake of recent gangland killings on his doorstep.

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JRS maintains pressure on new Government

The Jesuit Refugee Service draws further attention to government's failure to implement recommendations for caring for refugees. President Michael D. Higgins has also expressed concern over this negligence.

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Faith at the front

Roisin Duffy's RTE TV documentary on WWI chaplain Fr Frank Browne SJ, was recently screened in the Irish Embassy in London.

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Religious broadcasting thriving

Soulwaves Radio, co-founded by the Jesuits, has had a successful year syndicating interviews that aired on radio stations around the country.

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JRS -‘government too slow on reform’

Eugene Quinn of Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland and Judge Bryan McMahon are disappointed in the slow rate of implementation of their working group's recommendations into supports for asylum seekers.

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Easter eggs for refugee families

This Easter JRS Ireland provided Easter eggs, arts and craft activities, day trips, and inter-cultural events for refugee families living in Direct Provision.

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‘Good riddance or good influence?’

'Good Riddance or Good Influence? The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society' is the title of an international conference to be held in June and organised by the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin.

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Caring for Our Common Home: The Jesuit Response

Jesuits and colleagues met recently to discuss how best the Jesuit Province in Ireland could respond to the urgent problem of climate change and environmental degradation.

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SpIRE launched in Dublin

SpIRE, Spirituality Institute for Research and Education, was launched recently in Milltown Park. It aims to raise awareness of spirituality as an applied academic discipline.

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Jesuits and the 1916 Rising

Damien Burke of Irish Jesuit archives has been researching the material in the archives concerning the role of the Jesuits in 1916 and their reaction to the Rising.

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