common home

Jesuit Missions will be joining the Climate Coalition and hundreds of other organisations and individuals as they come together on mass to speak up against climate change.We are running out of time to meet the 1.5C temperature increase agreed in Paris in 2015. Individuals are making a change, now we need the government to cooperate and commit to a net zero emissions target.“Climate Change is affecting people across the world,” says Paul Chitnis, Director of Jesuit Missions. “The increase in...
Three Jesuits along with one lay collaborator participated in the 4th Assembly of the United Nations for the environment recently held in Nairobi –  James Kayanda SJ (Eastern Africa Province), Adrian Makasa Chikwamo SJ (Zambia-Malawi) and Ghislain Tshikendwa Matadi SJ (Africa Centr.) and Miss Elizabeth Auma, a lay collaborator in the Communications Department of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network.The theme of the environment was scrutinized with rigour and realism. The organizers had...
A group of inspiring and committed young adults came together last weekend to engage with themes in the Pope's letter calling on all of humanity to 'Care for our Common Home'. The retreat was facilitated by the new(ish) Laudato Si Community in Clapham, London, and held in the Jesuit Novitiate in Birmingham.The sunshine blazed brightly and spring was most definitely in the air, and plenty of the weekend was spent engaging directly with the beauty of creation - wandering around in the garden,...
This week, the Wombles have been appointed special teachers of care for our common home.On Thursday 7th March Lynn McWilliams and Teresa Undurruga, Outreach Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator respectively from Jesuit Missions, visited Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall. At the assembly they spoke of the work of Jesuit Missions and the challenges of caring for our common home. Teresa talked about future opportunities around the world for pupils with the JM volunteer programme.Having traveled from...