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Young and want more?

Niall Leahy SJ is looking for young people from Ireland between the ages of 18 and 35 to join his Magis 2016 team going to World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow in 2016. It promises to be a great experience.

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Young in heart and mind

Brother Joe Ward SJ has just been awarded a BSc. Honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University .He was one of a class of twelve students ranging in age from thirty to seventy and Joe was the seventy year old.

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The ‘terror’ of Christianity

'Communication in the Church - a New language or a New Message?', was the question addressed by Denis Bradley, former vice-chair of the Northern Ireland Police Authority, speaking at the AGM of Soulwaves Radio.

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‘Inequality requires radical action’

The crisis is Syria was high on the agenda of a meeting of representatives from European Jesuit academic institutions, social research centres and advocacy groups. Eoin Carroll represented the Irish Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice.

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Child protection procedures audited

The National Board for Child Protection in the Catholic Church, headed by Teresa Devlin, was invited by the Jesuits to audit their child protection procedures. They have just published their report.

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Jesuit response to refugee crisis

Across Europe and in Ireland the Jesuit Refugee Service is working, through advocacy, accompaniment and humanitarian aid, to address the current refugee crisis.

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Jesuits cross the sectarian divide

Four Jesuits experienced some of the fruits of peace-work in Belfast over the years. They did cross-community pastoral work in two parishes, leading Ignatian missions, guided prayer and spiritual direction to parishioners.

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From Mayfair to Moyross

Andrew Cameron-Mowat, a parish priest in Mayfair, was one of four Jesuits who spent a week working pastorally in Moyross, Limerick, one of the most deprived urban areas in Ireland.

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Bike ride with Jesus

Dutch Jesuit Peter Peelen SJ has used his sabbatical to cycle alone from Amsterdam to Istanbul. He never felt alone, however, for he always had a real sense of the presence of Jesus on the carrier of his bike!

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