Jesuits in Britain

The Pope's biographer gives his take on the social justice teaching of Pope Francis“I often find myself drawn to a thing that Francis does or says which might seem a little bit perplexing or counter-cultural or startling. I often find myself thinking, well why is he reacting in that way, and in investigating that, in looking into that, I find myself often realising that he of course is modelling himself on Jesus.”Austen Ivereigh is a UK-based Roman Catholic journalist, author, commentator, and...
Tesco PLC is the first retailer to be challenged with a shareholder resolution on health grounds.A coalition of institutional and retail investors, including Jesuits in Britain, have filed the first ever health-based shareholder resolution at a retail company, calling on the UK’s largest food retailer to disclose targets for increasing the proportion of healthy products in its sales.Brother Stephen Power SJ, who manages Jesuits in Britain's ethical investment strategy, said...
An online symposium exploring questions of land use, land rights and rural transition for indigenous peoples in dialogue with Pope Francis' encyclical Fratelli Tutti.Modern life consists in an encounter between the local and the global. In his recent encyclical Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis set forth his vision for this encounter. “We need to pay attention to the global so as to avoid narrowness and banality”, he writes. And yet, “we also need to look to the local, which keeps our feet on...
Do you need some therapy for the soul?St Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), has inspired millions to dig deeper, connect more closely with the world, and find God in all things. It is a spirituality which appeals to people of all religions and none.In these uncertain times, Ignatius reaches across the centuries and asks: What moves you? What brings you life? What do you want to give yourself to? What do you desire most deeply? What holds you when you...
About this free online eventIn March of last year, our world was turned upside down. The worst pandemic in over a century began raging globally. With lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, national economies went into free fall and economic hardship quickly followed. Many who led otherwise secure lives, suddenly found themselves without the means to support themselves and their families.This precarious situation has led many finding themselves without a home or shelter for themselves or their...
This week on Radio Maria England, Padre’s Hour will feature Father Dominic Robinson and some of the volunteers that support the lunch kitchen at Farm Street Church. Father Dominic shares how the parish is supporting its parishioners and also the wider community during the pandemic. This episode of Padre’s Hour will be broadcast on Friday 22nd January at 2am and Saturday 23rd January at 5pm.You can listen to the programme by:Radio - You will need a DAB+ (digital radio). For...
Today, Monday 18th January, marks the beginning of the annual week of prayer for Christian unity A booklet from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland offering material for use in prayer during this week can be found here.It includes suggestions for individual and community prayer, as well as (in its centre pages) a pull-out section that could be used for a communal celebration. Sign up for the Jesuits in Britain e-newsletter here
The Jesuits in Britain have joined a coalition of asset owners, asset managers and other finance industry stakeholders to express concern over reports that food boxes provided by the catering company, Chartwells, to the most disadvantaged families in the UK, are falling short of expectations. Chartwells is a subsidiary of the British multinational contract foodservice company, Compass Group, and in a joint open letter to Compass CEO, Dominic Blakemore, the coalition have called for...
Brother Stephen Power SJ, Chair of the Management Board for Jesuit Missions and Manager of the Jesuits in Britain’s ethical investment strategy, is working with a diverse group of 14 other institutional investors backing ShareAction’s call for HSBC to reduce its exposure to fossil fuels.Fifteen institutional investors, with a combined US $2.4 trillion in assets under management, have filed a climate change resolution at HSBC. The resolution, co-ordinated by responsible investment NGO ...
Fr Rutilio Grande SJ
Read the cartoon strip of a great saintThe story of Rutilio Grande SJ is told in words and pictures by Joe Owens SJ and John Paul de Quay on pages 12 / 13 of the latest edition of Jesuits & Friends here.Pope Francis proclaimed Rutilio Grande a martyr for the Catholic faith in February 2020, taking him a step closer to sainthood. Rutilio Grande was a Jesuit priest who inspired St Oscar Romero and was himself a victim of El Salvador’s fascist death squads in 1977.Grande's death and his...

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