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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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‘A quiet ministry of presence’

'A quiet ministry of presence' is how British Jesuit Philip Endean describes his week working with in Ballymun, Dublin. He's part of a five-man interprovincial team including fellow British Jesuits Keith McMillan and Michael O'Connor, Flemish Jesuit Walter Ceyssens, and Irish Jesuit Kevin O'Rourke.

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Helping people ‘see more’

Nikolaas Sintobin, a Flemish Jesuit and internet pastor who focuses his ministry on the internet,has developed a successful online teaching model using short YouTube videos to help people deepen their interior lives.

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‘Going home on wings!’

On Saturday June 27th, The Sacred Heart Messenger staff and writers welcomed over 120 readers and promoters of the Messenger to the Radisson Blu hotel in Athlone.

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Restoring the lost art of listening

Brendan McManus SJ has moved to Belfast in recent years as part of the Jesuit's Northern ministry. His own ministry in Spiritual Direction is growing steadily there.

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