Jesuits and Friends winter edition out now

Cover image Pope Francis and T Smolich SJ

Don’t forget to pick up your free copy of the winter edition of Jesuits and Friends, available from this weekend in our parishes, chaplaincies and schools.

The cover story is by Fr Aloysius Mowe SJ of JRS Europe who puts the refugee crisis into global context, and describes how Pope Francis’ “constant and prophetic” advocacy has empowered Catholic agencies and Jesuit Refugee Service to put pressure on local authorities and national governments.

We carry an article by the new provincial Fr Damian Howard SJ, in which he sets out his initial plans and vision for the Jesuits in Britain over the next few years.

In his editorial Fr Paul Nicholson SJ considers the impact of the pope’s encyclical Laudato si, as the magazine reports how three parishes have been implementing its teaching on care for the environment. 

And as changes are made to the governance of Jesuit ministries in the Caribbean region, Fr Dermot Preston SJ describes the transition of Guyana from its status as “dependent region” of the British province.

Fr Michael Holman SJ is inspired by his recent visit to the Christians of Pakistan, who practise their faith in the most challenging circumstances.

If you cant easily get to a Jesuits and Friends distribution point you can order the magazine to be delivered to your home free of charge by emailing Jesuit Missions with your name and address.

And the whole magazine can be viewed online.