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Teaching post in China

Daniel Ross SJ, the Coordinator for Higher Education in the Jesuit Chinese Province ([email protected]) is looking for a Jesuit who might be ready to teach for a limited period in Sun Yat Sen University, which is ranked number 8 in China and is the top school in the southern part of the country. In China it is very unusual to find ...

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What is a saint?

Since AMDG Express often mentions book-launches, it should also be allowed to mention books that are not launched, which slip into the shops without benefit of wine, cheese or speeches – and who is to say they do any less good for that? One such is an attractive volume published by Veritas at Easter called So great a cloud. It ...

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Why care about social justice?

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice  launched “‘Why Care?’ – Social Justice Unit for Schools” on Wednesday 13 May in the JCFJ office, Upper Sherrard Street, at 2.00pm. This new web-based unit was developed through a collaboration between the Centre and a number of teachers from Jesuit schools. It was designed for second-level students, more specifically those in Transition, ...

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Not-so-final curtain!

Kevin Laheen SJ was in fine form for the launch of the second volume of his history of The Jesuits in Tullabeg. Dr Pat Donlan, director of the Tyrone-Gutherie Centre in Annamacharraig, Co. Monaghan was guest speaker at the event in the Milltown Park Institute on Wednesday, May 7th. She praised the historical  detail and anecdotal entertainment that she believed ...

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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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Liam greets the volunteers

On 18 April Irish Aid organised a Volunteering Information Fair in Dublin. Liam O’Connell SJ represented Jesuit Volunteers International (JVI) and the Mission Office at the event, and he had interesting conversations with 48 of the 400 people who attended. These included past students from Jesuit schools, people who have just taken early retirement, husband and wife teams who want ...

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African Immersion Experience III

Michael Sheil SJ has just returned from Lesotho with a group of Clongowes boys, the third group to take on  the African Immersion Experience since it started in 2007. This project is the brainchild of Australian Frank Clarke, Clongowes’ Director of Ethos. And ethos is central to the project. The motivation for the team springs from their faith; they go ...

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Spreading the good news

Media-wise it was a fruitful Lent and Easter for Jesuits and their colleagues. Gerry O’Hanlon SJ entered the fray of the economic downturn, discussing his book ‘God and the Recession’ on TV3, BBC’s Sunday Sequence, and RTE TV’s Nationwide. Indeed, the same Nationwide’s ten-minute package broadcast on Spy Wednesday featured young people from various Jesuit works living out a faith that does ...

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