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Cyclone Idai’s death toll has now reached more than 750 across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the three Southern African countries to be hit by the storm ten days ago. Over 110, 000 people are now in camps and the lack of safe drinking water is causing outbreaks of cholera.Jesuit Missions has launched an emergency appeal and is working with the local Jesuits across the region. Beira, a port city on the coast of Mozambique was the first place to be hit by Cyclone Idai and felt its full force....
Jesuit Missions is in touch with their partners in Southern Africa to respond to the humanitarian disaster caused by Cyclone Idai, which is thought to be one of the worst weather related disasters to ever hit the Southern hemisphere.The death toll is currently in the hundreds but it is feared that this is likely to increase to thousands in the coming days.The cyclone first hit Mozambique last Thursday near the port city of Beira, which is home to half a million people, including a Jesuit...
Guyana is a place where poverty often means a lack of opportunities for young people. The desperate lack of jobs has led to two thirds of all university graduates leaving the country.The Guyana Human Development Centre provides a chance for young people to learn new skills after leaving school improving their chances to find work.Jesuit Missions is working across the world empowering people to achieve their full potential. You can be a part of this work by supporting them this Christmas!Among...
Telling the story of the Christmas Goose
Farm Street Church this week witnessed a joyful start to the Advent season as it hosted the Jesuit Refugee Service's Advent service. The readings, which included both traditional scripture and poetry, read by JRS staff, volunteers and refugees, gave the packed church plenty to reflect upon.The service was led by Fr Damian Howard SJ, who asked in his welcome that we "think of those who are far from home, missing their loved ones, and make ourselves present to them as God makes himself present to...
Ruth shares her experience of a week of guided prayer retreat run by the Jesuits at her parish.“I decided to do the Week of Guided Prayer after hearing about it at mass one Sunday evening. It was one of the most important decisions I have ever made. During and after the week I was so free of anything that troubled me before, everything was clear and I felt nothing but joy all the time, it was incredible! I learned how I can find God in all things, which brings so much more meaning to these...
Some of the 35,000 children being educated by JRS in Chad. Credit: Denis Bosnic/JRS
Jesuit Missions has launched its Christmas appeal, focusing on the work that the Jesuits do with some of the most marginalised communities in the world. For more than a decade, an entire generation in West Africa has only had access to education through international humanitarian organisations like Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). And for its appeal for Christmas 2016, Jesuit Missions (JM) shares the story of one individual – 20-year-old Mutara Hara – to explain why their work is so...
A computer-generated image of the new sports facilities
St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow has launched a major fundraising appeal to help build and equip a brand new Sports Facility. The ‘Be Our Sporting Heroes’ appeal is the Jesuit college’s first in 20 years and it would enable to replace its current facilities with resources more appropriate for current needs – and for the future.Head Master John Browne describes the project as “a bit of a leap of faith” but says he is confident their supporters will help to bring it to fruition. “We have a lot of...
Happy Feast!Every year on July 31st we celebrate the feast of our founder St Ignatius. For Jesuits around the world it is a time of reflection on how the teachings and example of St Ignatius relate to our ministries today.  It is also the time when we ask our friends to offer financial support.In St Ignatius' Formula of the Society of Jesus, he states;“this Society will show itself no less useful in reconciling the estranged, in holily assisting and serving those who are found in prisons...
The Catholic Church in Zimbabwe has launched an appeal for thousands of people who have lost their homes and land after heavy rains caused a partial collapse of the Tokwe-Mukosi dam in the south west of the country. Describing "sub-human conditions on the ground at Chingwizi camp", local priest Fr Peter Chimombe said people in the camp look like "refugees in a war situation". The Jesuits have joined other Church groups and non-governmental organisations in helping the...