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Planning Team for Conference Formation Assembly meet in Nairobi

The team planning for the JCAM Formations Assembly scheduled to take place in December 2019, met at the Hekima Institute of Peace and International Relations (HIPSIR) in Nairobi, Kenya from January 29-30.
The objective of the JCAM Formations Assembly meeting is drawn from the JCAM Formation Delegates meeting that took place in Lagos-Nigeria in June 2018, after considering the history of formation across the Conference of Africa and Madagascar, proposing a grand meeting to outline a process of renewing and updating Formation in the Conference with the following specific objectives:

International Conference on Tax Justice and Stemming Illicit Financial Flows

The Justice and Ecology Office (JEO) of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) and Jesuitenmission of Germany in cooperation with Academics Stand against Poverty (ASAP) and Global Financial Integrity (GFI) announce to you an upcoming International Conference on stemming Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) and enhancing Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) in Africa .

The cause of Father Arrupe

Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, invites you to participate in the opening session of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Fr. Pedro Arrupe Gondra (1907-1991), 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, presided over by His Eminence Angelo Cardinal De Donatis, Vicar General of the Diocese of Rome.

Towards a restructured Society in Southern Africa

Seventeen Jesuits from southern Africa met in Beira, Mozambique on 23 and 24 January 2019 to continue the discernment process that is charting the way for a new Jesuit province in southern Africa. When created, the new province will bring together the current provinces of Zambia-Malawi, Zimbabwe-Mozambique, and the region of South Africa.

Young people themselves are "a sign of the times"

For the past 10 days, a thousand young adults have been on a pilgrimage through Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama. As participants in MAGIS, they have spent their time among the poor, immersing themselves in different cultures, learning to pray and reflect on their experiences, all while travelling the various roads to World Youth Day in Panama. Yesterday those roads led the pilgrims to the church of Colegio San Francisco Javier where they spent an hour with Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ – Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

MAGIS 2019 - The digital age and the proclamation of Jesus

Father General in Panama

Father General Arturo Sosa S.J., arrived in Panama on Saturday, January 19. It is a way for him to accompany the participants in the MAGIS experience, an Ignatian journey offered before each of the WYD gatherings. On Sunday, Father General spent time at the novitiate of the Central American Province. He met not only the novices and the formation team but also the Jesuits of the region, including Costa Rica, who were gathered for the occasion. Another activity on the programme was the celebration of the Eucharist at the church of the Colegio Javier for all members of the "Ignatian family".

Arrupe Jesuit University organizes a Safeguarding Workshop

by Arinze M. Nnamani SJ

Arrupe Jesuit University started the New Year with a workshop on 1Child and 2Vulnerable Adult Protection against abuse. This initiative was taken in response to the call of Pope Francis on the Universal Church to tackle the menace of abuse of children and vulnerable adults. In the same vain, Fr. Arturo Sosa, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, in his letter to the whole society, “To Share the Suffering of Victims of Abuse and Foster a Culture of Protection,” encourages all Jesuit owned institutions to ensure that all Jesuits and their collaborators are educated to join the fight against abuse of children and vulnerable adults.

ITCJ launches Centre for African Studies and Intercultural Dialogue (CETADI)

By Emmanuel Muzinga SJ

In addition to the Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya Chair in Scripture and the Baraza Chair of African Theology, the Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jesus (ITCJ), on 9 January 2019, officially launched a new Masters programme in African Studies and Intercultural Dialogue. The programme will be under the auspices a new arm of the theologate, Centre for African Studies and Intercultural Dialogue (CETADI).

Expanded Council of Father General pilgrimage to the Church of the Gesù in Rome

GesuRome, 13 January. The Expanded Council of Father General (aka Consiglio Allargato) concluded the penultimate stage in the process of discerning universal apostolic preferences with a pilgrimage to the Church of the Gesù in Rome, led by Father General. The entire process of discernment was a consoling confirmation of the resources at the disposal of the Society for undertaking such an important and ambitious project.

Hekima Mass to pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Tarimo SJ, a former Principal

by Honoré Onana Olah SJ

The New Year wishes, the reopening of academic activities for the second semester and a Mass for the repose of the soul of Fr. Aquiline Tarimo SJ, are the major events that marked Hekima University College (Nairobi-Kenya) at the beginning of this month of January.
“We are gathered here today to celebrate Fr Tarimo's entry into heaven. Those are words Fr Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ, President of JCAM (Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar) expressed during the Mass he presided over last Wednesday in the Jesuit Chapel at Hekima University College.

Jesuits celebrate new life of Fr Tarimo SJ

By Jean Amegble SJ


The Jesuits of Africa have lost a great man who devoted his life for the formation of the young Jesuits” said Fr Orobator SJ, president of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) in his address to the friends, family, collaborators and Jesuits gathered to give a final rest to Fr Aquiline Tarimo SJ. Fr Aquiline Tarimo, a Tanzanian Jesuit of the province of eastern Africa, former principal at Hekima College went to the Father on January 9, 2019 after a long time of sickness. The funeral mass was celebrated in the Umoja Chapel of Pedro Arrupe Community in Mwangaza (Kenya).