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Rev. Fr. Eric Goeh-Akue SJ, appointed new director of JRS Great Lakes

Pre Eric Goeh Akue SJThe Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Father Arturo Sosa, has appointed Fr Eric Goeh-Akue SJ, as the Regional Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) of the Great Lakes Region.

Fr Goeh-Akue SJ will continue at the same time to serve as Regional Director for the JRS West Africa Region, carrying out his mandate of service to the weakest in society, migrants and refugees and most importantly following and heeding the call of Jesus Christ to this mission.

Congratulations Fr Goeh-Akue!

Solidarity Commission and Technical Committee meeting in Brussels, Belgium

Photo: Committee of solidarity – Conference presidents

18-21 December. The Commission on Solidarity met in Brussels, Belgium. Father General established the Commission in 2017 to study ways of implementing solidarity in formation as mandated by GC 36. The Commission comprises the six Conference Presidents, the ACE Provincial, Fr. José Minaku SJ, and the ELC Regional Superior, Fr. Johan Verschueren SJ.

Social Justice and Ecology: 50 years of Jesuit Commitment

A video message from Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General

Fr. Sosa declares, “This is not only a time of renewal for our institutions, social centres or for members of social apostolates. It is a moment that must permeate the entire Society of Jesus, all Jesuits and all our partners in the mission.”

Jesuit Novice Masters empowered to protect children

By Honore Onana Olah SJ

December 2-5: Antananarivo in Madagascar

The novice masters of the Society of Jesus in Africa held their biennial meeting themed “The health and care of Novice Directors”. A meeting in which Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator SJ, President of the JCAM (Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar) took part.

Accreditation of Arrupe Jesuit University

The Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) has certified and accredited Arrupe Jesuit University as a fully registered and chartered university in Zimbabwe. With this full accreditation status, AJU joins the global network of Jesuit higher education striving to educate and form women and men of competence, compassion, conscience and commitment.

Saint Pierre Canisius - Kimwenza, DRC, progress on Child Safeguarding Process

As part of the initiatory week, Fr Ghislain Kabamba SJ, child protection officer (CPO) of Saint Pierre Canisius in Kimwenza, DRC, in the Jesuit Central Africa Province (ACE), spoke to members of this formation house about the protection of the children. After the opening prayer, Fr Kabamba briefly interpreted the letter of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) President Fr Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ, on the safeguarding and protection of children in our institutions.

Rev. Fr. Deogratias Mutayoba Rwezaura appointed president of the Ecclesiastical Faculty in Nairobi, Kenya​

At the request of Very Reverend Arturo Sosa SJ, Chancellor of the Faculty of Theology of the Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar (FTJAM), the Congregation for Catholic Education (CCE) has granted Nihil Obstat for the appointment of Rev. Fr. Deogratias Mutayoba Rwezaura SJ, as the first substantive President of the Ecclesiastical Faculty in Nairobi, Kenya. Fr. Rwezaura is currently rector of the Jesuit community of Hekima University College. In his letter announcing this appointment, Fr. Sosa expressed gratitude for Fr. Rwezaura’s “availability for this important mission of leadership of this nascent faculty.” Congratulations!

A Message from the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) on Worlds AIDS Day 2018


In Solidarity for an HIV and AIDS-free World!

Today, in solidarity, we join our brothers and sisters throughout the world to commemorate women, men and children who have died as a result of HIV and AIDS and to express our closeness and support to those among us who are infected and affected by the disease. As AJAN, we continue to empower men, women, youth and children living with HIV to live in dignity and explore their potential to live a full life.

World AIDS Day 2018: “Know your status” — is that the best we can do?

By Ricardo da Silva SJ

world aids day

1 December 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Three decades ago the world was becoming aware of HIV/AIDS and its fatal effect on human lives. It was a time of great fear and misinformation (how apt this description remains albeit for different reasons, in our world of ‘fake news’ and untamed populism).

Formation: looking ahead

From November 30th to December 3rd, the Jesuits responsible for formation in each Conference (Asia-Pacific, South Asia, Africa and Madagascar, Europe, Latin America, Canada and USA) are meeting at the General Curia. The workshop is under the guidance of Fr. Mark Ravizza, Father General’s Assistant for Formation. Fr. José Magadia, the former Assistant, is also taking part. Together, they consider how to develop the best formation programmes for young Jesuits.

Republished from: https://sjcuria.global/en/

JCAM Child Safeguarding: “Zero tolerance” an interview with Fr. Lawrence Daka SJ

By Honore Onana Olah,

The Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) aims to promotes, within the communities, formation houses, ministries and governance of the Society, a consistent culture of protection and safety for minors; that is, a normal, habitual way of living, relating, working, in which those whom we serve, particularly children, always feel respected, safe, and loved.