Jesuits Missions UK

When I worked in Kenya with refugees in the early 1990s, there was a Kiswahili saying I heard often, “Wapiganapo tembo nyasi huumia,” which means, “When the elephants fight, the grass suffers.” Usually this is a way of saying that when big powers (nations, states, leaders) fight or go to war, it is the poor who suffer the most.  Or perhaps those “on the ground.”  This should be obvious to anyone who has ever opened a newspaper or seen a story online about the victims of war, or...
In 2020 there is no task more urgent for Christians than to understand that we are creatures – and to take action accordingly.Living as a creature means knowing you are dependent on a Creator. Which is not obvious if you have been taught all along that you are your own creator. We used to talk about someone being a “self-made millionaire”; these days we are told we can be entirely self-made, reinventing ourselves from scratch. But creatures don’t decide who they are, what they look like or what...
Pupils at Jesuit schools in Glasgow, Lancashire and London got together this week to share ideas about how to tackle climate change.  Tree-planting, vegetable gardens, lobbying politicians about renewable energy – these are some of the activities already underway in Jesuit schools up and down the country. A team from Jesuit Missions went to meet pupils who are keen to develop new ideas ahead of COP26.A pupil from Wimbledon College (one of the Jesuit schools taking part in discussions this...