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NJSI hand over the school at Pancakanya, September 2016. Credit: NJSI
Since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015, the Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI) has been actively involved in relief and rehabilitation work. Supported by Jesuit Missions around the world, including our own in Britain, it is now concentrating its efforts on supporting the building and rebuilding of schools, hostels, houses and women’s shelters in several districts in the country.Landslides have hampered the construction of the Shree Haleshwar Higher Secondary...
JM volunteer Hattie with children at Meerim Nuru, Kyrgyzstan
Jesuit Missions – in partnership with Progressio ICS – offers a range of volunteering opportunities for young people who want to work in programmes (many of them Jesuit-led) in various parts of the world. Cecily, for instance, joined local teenage volunteers in Honduras to complete the opening of a cafe in the community; while Hugh, as part of his gap year, travelled to Dodoma, Tanzania, where he volunteered at Saint Ignatius Primary School.One of the most recent JM volunteers to...
The Missionary Sisters of Charity join Bishop Francis after the ceremony in Timehri: Photo - Br Kuriakose
The Jesuits in Guyana are working in one of the first parishes in the world to be dedicated to St Teresa of Kolkata (Calcutta) who was canonised by Pope Francis on Sunday.The Missionary Sisters of Charity – founded by Mother Teresa in 1950 – began the community in Timehri by undertaking short visits to families and surrounding places. On Sunday, Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB celebrated the Eucharist for this small Catholic community and named their church in honour of St Mother Teresa....
Celebrating our earth: 8 - 16 October 2016. Credit: pixabay
Supporters of Jesuit Missions are being encouraged to join a Week of Action to ensure that climate change remains on the agenda of politicians and the world’s decision-makers. The Week, organised by The Climate Coalition of which Jesuit Missions is a member, aims to celebrate the people, places and things we want to protect from climate change and to send a clear message to Members of Parliament.“We’ll be seeing nature walks, tea parties, classic lobbies, community energy...
Jesuits and their associates joined those urging change at COP21 in Paris. Credit: flickr
The Jesuits in Britain are among the 130 investors who have written to the leaders of the G20 nations, urging them to ensure the transition to the low-carbon, clean energy economy agreed at the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) last year is implemented as quickly as possible.In their letter, the subject of an article in the Financial Times, the investors point out that governments “have a responsibility to work with the private sector to ensure that this transition happens fast...
Paul Martin SJ working with the young Catholics of Guyana
The Jesuits in Guyana are working with the Diocese of Georgetown on a programme to help the country’s young people become leaders in the Church and to be stewards of God’s kingdom. The diocese’s youth office is currently running a youth camp in Kayuaka – for seniors and juniors – to provide a starting point for leadership-training programmes in the diocese, through prayer and activities that help them to identify their strengths as leaders in their churches.The...
The foundation stone is laid for one of the hostels in Nepal.
Work has started on the construction of three hostels for children in the Nuwakot districts of Nepal. The work is being undertaken by the Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI), with support from the Xavier Network, which includes Jesuit Missions in the UK. The foundation stones were laid in three schools: Shree Chandeshwari Higher Secondary School (Tupche VDC), Shree Bageshwari Higher Secondary School (Bageshwari VDC), Bhairavi Higher Secondary School (Bidur Metropolitan).The Nepal earthquake in...
GC36 is to put the environment at the heart of its deliberations
Jesuits involved in ecology and the environment are calling for a “renewed imagination”, as they prepare for their 36th General Congregation (GC36). Writing on the Ecojesuit website, they urge delegates at the meeting that will take place in Rome from 3 October to offer “new prospects so the Society of Jesus can respond – as a body – to the environmental and poverty challenges our world is facing”.In an article posted on 31 July – the Feast of the...
Gaining new perspectives : volunteering abroad with Jesuit MissionsFor over 20 years Jesuit Missions has been running a programme for adults to volunteer their skills and talents with communities in need around the world.Cecily Aldington from Wimbledon has just returned from three months in Honduras where she lived and worked in El Carrizal, a village of about 100 households in the rural west of the country.  As a member of a team of twelve volunteers, six  Honduran and six British,...
Children at Makumbi Mission, Zimbabwe
The Jesuit novices based at Manresa House in Birmingham have completed their ‘experiments’ – assignments during which they have experienced faith and justice in action in situations which might be unfamiliar to them, in a variety of apostolic works either at home or overseas. Among the experiments this year in Britain, for example, novice Stephen worked at a hospice where, he said, he found God’s love to be very tangible; Vincent got an insight into parish life in North Wales; while Christopher...

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