• “INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: The care of our common home” International Conference

    Washington, D.C. USA (Georgetown University) - The Director of the JCAM Justice and Ecology Office (JEO), Fr. Charles Chilufya along with Fr. Rigobert Minani, the convenor of the Ecclesial Network for the Congo Basin and the Secretary for Justice and Ecology at the Jesuit Curia in Rome, Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj are participating in an International Conference dubbed “INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: a synodal response from the Amazon and other essential biomes / territories for the care of our common home” taking place from March 19th to 21 at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

  • Cyclone Idai: A tragedy, a lesson, and demonstration of human solidarity

    By Anold Moyo, SJ | Silveira House - Harare

    “Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.” These words from Robert Kennedy continue to ring true and give hope in the disaster that has befallen Southern Africa in the wake of Cyclone Idai. On 14 March 2019, Cyclone Idai, with wind speeds of over 170 km/hr and rainfall of up to 406mm in a day (Chisengu Estate Chimanimani), made landfall at Beira, moving on into Eastern Zimbabwe and Malawi. For scale, it is useful to note that in other areas of the Limpopo basin, annual average rainfall is 400mm.

  • JCAM Statement on World Environment Day: 5 June, 2019

    Dear Sisters and Brothers:

    Today, 5th June, marks the World Environment Day. World Environment Day reminds us of the damage we have done to our God-given Common Home and the action we need to take to heal it. As Pope Francis tells us, “Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last two hundred years” (Laudato Si’ no. 53).

  • Leveraging Ignatian Spirituality for Leadership Development

    By Charles Chilufya SJ

    Justice and Ecology Network Africa has developed a program dubbed purpose-driven leadership development Programme (PLDP). This program is unique because it is anchored on Ignatian Spirituality. The programme is designed for young people to introduce and explore concepts of purposeful, passionate, responsible and ethical leadership.

  • Tax justice and common good

    Tax and Justice

    Tax avoidance and illicit financial flows deprive African countries of crucial resources needed for development — for health, education and other basic requirements. This was the central message of Fr Charles Chilufya SJ, Director of the Justice and Ecology Network for the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar, on his visit to Canada as the guest of Canadian Jesuits International (CJI).

  • Tax justice and the common good

    Charles B. Chilufya SJ is Director of the Justice and Ecology Network of Africa (JENA) for the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar(JCAM). He wrote this article for CJI after participating at an international conference on “Tax justice for promoting equality and social justice,” held in Nairobi, Kenya, in March 2019.

    It is often reported that globally there is notable progress in human development, especially when considering the changes in China and other countries. Yet incomes among the poorest people in the world remain low, ranging from US$1 to $2 per day, and the outlook is extremely bleak.