Magis Centroamérica 2019: “Tu palabra transforma”

En enero de 2019 la Provincia Centroamericana de la Compañía de Jesús será sede de Magis: un encuentro mundial de jóvenes que fomentan la espiritualidad ignaciana en los cinco continentes y que posterior a esta reunión, participarán en la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud (JMJ) en Panamá.

Laudato Si’ urged to become action: A call to the Jesuits of Africa to play their role in the universal mission of the church of saving our Common Home

We are in the middle of a crisis! The world suffers from a very advanced cancer that needs urgent action and courage from the habitats of the world. This has been one of the messages repeated by speakers to more than 400 participants of the seminar hosted in Rome on July 5-6 2018 by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. High profile scientists came to share their latest evidences (findings) of how our common home is in ruin and the responsibility of human beings. Participants were reminded that 95% of the damage is caused by human activities

NAIDOC Week – time to celebrate the strong women who have spoken truth to power in Australia

The theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week – Because of her, we can – is timely for all Australians and gives us an opportunity to celebrate the strong women who have spoken truth to power in Australia, writes ANDY HAMILTON SJ. The origins of NAIDOC Week came out of a Day of Mourning for the destruction and despoliation of Indigenous Australians which followed the arrival of the first fleet. It later became also a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Islander culture. Each year it offers a theme that points to a key part of Indigenous culture.

“The EU will not relent in its effort to implement the Paris Agreement”

Interview with Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action, a few months ahead of the COP24 meeting in Katowice. There has been a lot of talks about the last COP23 meeting in Bonn. Regarding the Paris agreement, many issues remained unsaid. What are the main concerns for the European Union? The last COP in Bonn was particularly difficult because it was the first meeting following President Donald Trump’s announcement of his intention to abandon the Paris Agreement. However, it was also a good opportunity to confirm the commitment of the rest of the countries to the Agreement and their willingness to move forward with its implementation as soon as possible.

Responding to the demands of the ‘magis’ at Jesuit universities

Superior General Arturo Sosa SJ started his address by saying that the Society of Jesus’s universities’ endeavour is “deeply committed to the processes of reconciliation”. In fact, “it takes on its meaning through the desire to effectively contribute to enabling a dignified full life for each and every human being”. The Society of Jesus has found that the university is “a formidable space to put into practice the mission received from and inspired by the Gospel, to determinedly promote social justice and environmental sustainability through dialogue with cultures and religions”.

Colombia: Los retos de la crisis humanitaria de Venezuela

En la actualidad se calcula que cincuenta mil personas cruzan diariamente la frontera desde Venezuela hacia Colombia. Según datos de la oficina estatal de Migración de Colombia, con corte al 31 de diciembre de 2017, 550.000 venezolanos habían cruzado la frontera, de los cuales 176.000 lo realizaron por los canales formales o regulares (portadores del permiso especial de permanencia, la tarjeta migratoria fronteriza o con visas de trabajo y permanencia).