Jesuits and Friends

“The treatment of asylum seekers on the Italian mainland is symptomatic of European asylum regulations that prioritise control and border security above respect for individual human rights and dignity,” writes Oscar Spooner of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in the latest edition of Jesuits and Friends. In his article ‘Extreme lengths in search of safety’, Oscar quotes migrants themselves as well as the views of JRS staff, including Fr Jean-Marie Carrière SJ, the director of JRS Europe.“We...
The 89th edition of Jesuits and Friends has been published so if you are on our mailing list you should be receiving it very soon, or it is already with you. You can also pick up the latest edition in Jesuit parishes and spirituality centres. If you would rather read it online we publish each edition to our website and the latest edition can be read online now: Jesuits and Friends Winter 2014 edition Popes prayer for victims of ebolaJesuits and Friends also has a new editor, Paul Nicholson SJ,...
Missionaries who give and do not count the costBeing prepared to carry a message of hope and love to troubled areas of the world often means facing risks and dangers, and many priests, religious and laypeople have paid with their lives in the mission field. Some of them are recalled and celebrated in the latest edition of Jesuits and Friends.“The murder of the Dutch Jesuit Fr Frans van der Lugt in Syria in April reminded us in a powerful and painful way that there are many dark and...
As voters prepare to take part in elections for the European Parliament tomorrow, Ged Clapson meets a British Jesuit whose ministry is at the heart of Europe.“Politics,” according to Pope Francis, “is one of the highest forms of charity, because it serves the common good.” His homily at Santa Marta last September would have struck a chord with those Jesuits working at the Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) in Brussels, especially when he stated that “a good...

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