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JCFJ’s new Environmental Justice Officer

Catherine Devitt has taken up the new position of Environmental Justice Officer with the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice so that environmental justice issues might be better fostered through their work.

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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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Housing is a ‘sacred right’

'Homelessness is worse now than at any time in recent memory' says Peter McVerry SJ in the latest issue of Working Notes, the journal of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice.

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Frontiers of fear

Jesuit Missions Office director, John K Guiney SJ, recalls a recent meeting of Social Delegates in Nador, Morocco, which reflected on Jesuit work with migrants in the fraught borderlands between developed and developing lands.

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Following your nose

PAULA NOLAN :: In the past the world was full of 'people smells', but many of them were replaced by the scents of the cosmetic/pharmaceutical industry. All the old smells are far from gone, however. We are still surrounded by poverty.

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“My brother” – his killer

"My brother": the last two words of Fr Frans van der Lugt SJ, spoken to his killer who shot him twice at point-blank range. Irish Jesuit Missions Office have made a moving video to commemorate this courageous Jesuit.

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A change to child benefits?

PAUL ANDREWS SJ :: When a girl becomes pregnant, whether or not she is happy with the fact, she is vulnerable and in need of help. So too is her unborn child. How can society attend to these new needs?

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Irish Jesuit addresses Ukrainian crisis

Edmond Grace SJ, Director of the PeopleTalk Democracy Project and former MEP Pat Cox addressed the Veritas in Caritate Social Academy in Ukraine recently on the crisis the country is facing. They have been invited back.

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JVI

    Jesuit Volunteers Philippines have agreed to accept two Irish applicants, at the request of JVI Ireland, to join their 29th batch of volunteers. Each year about 20 volunteers take part in the 11 month programme. As well as work assignments, the group will spend time training and reflecting together. Past volunteers speak highly of the experience. Contact: JVI ...

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