Winter magazine is available now
Pope Francis’ appeal on behalf of migrants is the cover story in the latest edition of Jesuits and Friends, which is published this weekend. Recalling his address to the US Congress to urge people to see the faces and listen to the stories of refugees, rather than to simply think of them as statistics, the winter edition of the magazine considers the Jesuits’ response to the crisis and provides several ideas for action – from direct support of the Jesuit Refugee Service to campaigning and prayer.
The Pope also features highly in another article in Jesuits and Friends, under the headline ‘Harm to the environment – harm to humanity’. With the Climate Change Convention in Paris only a matter of weeks away, Richard Greenwood draws on the experience of Jesuit Missions’ work among vulnerable communities across the globe to assess the impact of climate change and to explain how Laudato Si is influencing their educational campaigns in the UK.
Living our faith through daily prayer
Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the winter 2015 edition of Jesuits and Friends includes three reports of Jesuit initiatives among people affected by HIV: in Zimbabwe, sub-Saharan Africa and China. It also considers the life and legacy of an Archbishop described as ‘a missed Jesuit’. Denis Hurley was born 100 years ago this month and his work among refugees, the homeless and the sick in Durban continues today with the work of the Denis Hurley Centre.
Closer to home, Jesuits in North West Europe have been considering how they can work together more closely; Paul Nicholson SJ, the editor of Jesuits and Friends, reflects on the first ever Joint Apostolic Project. And as the Year of Consecrated Life draws to an end, Matthew Power SJ explains what the vow of chastity can mean in practice; while David Stewart SJ introduces the Pope’s Prayer Network, through which we can all live our faith in a simple and effective way each day through prayer.
Jesuits and Friends is available free from parishes, schools, spirituality centres and other works. You can request your free copy from Jesuit Missions, 11 Edge Hill, London SW19 4LR. Pick up your copy today. Or you can read the online version.