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Diaconate ordination of Jesuit scholastics at the Theological Institute in Abidjan

The Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus has the joy of calling to diaconate orders this Saturday June 13, 2020, 14 scholastics residing at the theologate of the Society of Jesus in Abidjan. Please pray in union with the Jesuit scholastics namely:

Gender Based Inequalities Amplified by COVID-19 Pandemic

By Professor Father Michael J. Kelly
Contributing to the Key Correspondent Programme | Luwisha House, Lusaka, Zambia

The United Nations has reminded us that a pandemic amplifies and heightens all inequalities. The circumstances of the current COVID-19 pandemic bear it out that this is very true of gender-based inequalities. This article examines the most outstanding of these male-female differences and in particular the unbalanced way the pandemic increases the burdens placed on women and adds new ones.

Pentecost Prayer Vigil Launches Effort to Unite Global Jesuit/Ignatian Family

More than 70,000 people in fifty countries have participated in an online Pentecost prayer vigil that united the global Jesuit and Ignatian family on an unprecedented scale. The complex undertaking took place on the vigil of Pentecost, in three separate time zones across the globe.

Walk with the Poor and Feed the Hungry in the midst of COVID-19 Crisis

By Henriette Mushimiyimana, JUC

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has put our humanity to the test as we are being challenged to walk with the most exposed and vulnerable among us. Obviously, the preventative measures put in place to contain the spread of the virus, including government lockdowns, have thrown a great many into poverty and survival mood.

Safeguarding during Covid-19: A Victim’s Perspective

Almost 500 people from 70 countries registered for a webinar sponsored by the International Safeguarding Conference on the theme “A Safer Church” on Friday afternoon.

Beatrice Mumbi, Safeguarding Coordinator for Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), presented how the Jesuits in Africa have responded to the issue of safeguarding during the coronavirus pandemic in Africa.

Veni sancte Spiritus: The Ignatian Family in a Worldwide Prayer Vigil

JCAM Communications

From each corner of the world, united in prayer we can experience the deeper reality of the Holy Spirit .

Pentecost is fast approaching, and though the current global pandemic is clattering our minds, it is a day we ought to be reminded of the “when”and the “what”. This is the day the church “the called” of God, was born, the Holy Spirit indwelled on the followers of Christ and hence the continual growth of the Church since that Pentecost Sunday.

Youth Group in Ghana Concludes Laudato Si’ Week with Tree Planting Initiative

ACI Africa

Among an array of activities to close the week-long celebrations of Laudato Si’, the Ignitian Youth Network (IYNIGO), an Arrupe Jesuit Institute youth empowerment movement in Ghana attended Holy Mass that was marked by planting of trees as a gesture of their commitment towards environmental sustainability.

Giving hope to people living with HIV/AIDS amidst COVID-19

By Caleb Mwamisi, AJAN

A few minutes after 9:00 AM on Friday, 22 May 2020, at the conclusion of a #WalkwithaVulnerableFamily exercise at Upendo OVC buildings, the AJAN team joins Evelyn Nyakoa on a brief journey to her house. Her gratitude is palpable as she saunters ahead of us. Her determination and hope are commendable because, whenever she utters a statement, it is punctuated by some joy. She is gracious enough to invite us to her home within the Kangemi neighborhood.

Jesuits mourn the passing of former Superior General

“A man of grace and wisdom, simple, unpretentious, dedicated”

20/05/2020 {The letter of Fr Sosa to the whole Society of Jesus is available HERE}

The Jesuit General Curia in Rome today announced that former Superior General, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás died, today, in Tokyo, Japan. He was a member of the Jesuit community of Loyola House in Kamishakujii, and had been ill for a number of years. He is deeply mourned by the Jesuits of Japan and Asia Pacific, his family and compatriots in Spain, and his many friends around the world.

Jesuits in Africa are commited to work together to promote social support efforts for the urban poor in Africa amidst the Covid-19 pandemic

Nairobi| 15 May 2020

African Governments must protect the poor and vulnerable from Covid-19 effects

The Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) made an unprecedented move and commitment to work together to accelerate social support for the urban poor in Africa amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

ZIMBABWE: Jesuits Join Fight against Covid-19

Featured post | CISA

The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) through its tertiary institution, St Peters Kubatana Industrial Training College, has joined the fight against Covid-19 in the country by carrying out mass production of masks and hand sanitizers.

According to a May 8 report by Fr Anesu Manyere SJ, the Director of the institution, the masks are submitted to the Ministry of Health for sanitization and then distributed to hospitals, clinics and other areas.