Welcome to the 5th edition of the JCAM Annual Review for 2022!
This has been an eventful and exciting year for us post Covid-19 (we pray!). With the opening of the gates came a burst of visitors from across the Conference and beyond but especially welcome were the Xavier Network members who made the journey from different parts of Europe.
This annual review is a presentation of JCAM initiatives, some with new perspectives and others a continuation of the various works that are grounded in these offices here in Nairobi. What stands out, certainly, is the commitment to programmes that are rooted in the Society’s Universal Apostolic Preferences (www.jesuits.africa/apostolic-preferences) which continue to guide us and enable us, and those with whom we work, to rethink how we live and work. Certain themes of course take the spotlight: JENA’s leading in gender-responsive recovery from Covid-19, which is focussed on giving girls in Africa equal rights and access to quality education; putting justice at the heart of climate finance; or a burgeoning interest in God’s creation through observation and discovery by African Jesuit scientists at the highest levels.
Also, in AJAN, now beyond 20 years in the making, and continuing to strengthen our commitment to social justice through its advocacy on health and development, which are part of our Jesuit DNA, vital to fulfilling our mission, and attaining real and lasting change in society. But whether it is in JASBEAM’s development of education networks or widening the reach of Safeguarding in our ministries or in engaging with the wider Church in preparing for the Synod on Synodality all of “Our JCAM People” featured on page 51 make enormous contributions to the strength of the service provided.
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